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About a Girl (short film, 2001)

Updated: Feb 4

Sucker Punched


'"He never let's us 'ave nuffin'...it's always, 'Do a' look like a f***in' bank?!' She says she's not gor enough saved for a piana but she's always got enough for ciggies. She fink am soft or what?"


Brian Percival's 2001 short film is still a raw and poignant reminder of a child's perspective on a bleak, British landscape. The final minute is just one of the standout marks that delivered one of the most unforgettable short films of the noughties.


This post was first published on March 24th 2013.


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