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This Is England '86 (2010)
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This Is England '86 (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: This Is England '86 is a 2010 British drama miniseries written by Shane Meadows and Jack Thorne, a spin-off from the 2006 film This Is England. Shaun has just finished his final exams and he realizes he is no longer a kid. It's mid 80's England, a World Cup summer, and the gang are back, looking for a laugh, a job, and something that resembles a future.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, disturbing, serious, realistic, sexual, gloomy, rough, sexy
Plot: subculture, life is a bitch, social misfits, rape, youth, skinhead, friendship, friends, teenage life, rebelliousness, sexual relations, adolescence, student, love and romance, social problems, society, couples, lifestyle, lovers, misfit, infidelity, looking for love, unemployment, dishonesty, soccer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe

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Duration: 101 min.
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TV show
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TV show
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