Sweet Sixteen

Sweet Sixteen

Großbritannien / Deutschland / Spanien 2001/2002, TV-Spielfilm

Inhalt

Liam’s mother is in prison, scheduled to be released in time for her son’s upcoming sixteen birthday. Determined to keep her away from the criminal influence of his stepfather, Stan, Liam steals a load of heroin from Stan. He hopes to use it to finance the purchase of a mobile home for himself, his mother, and his sister Chantelle. Liam’s dealing is so successful that he, along with his addict mate Pinball, come to the attention of Douglas, the godfather of Glasgow’s drug trade. But Liam’s loyalty to his volatile friend will soon be sorely tested ...

"Sweet Sixteen" is set in the Scottish port town of Greenock, which was hit hard by the decline of the shipbuilding industry. Ken Loach gives us a drama of adolescence that illuminates the underground economy of the drug trade, which cripples almost all social contacts. Developed by scriptwriter Paul Laverty using his knowledge of the region, with a cast of locals, the film draws a picture of a young protagonist who visibly toughens as he follows all the rules of free enterprise, yet in the end, is the loser. Due to its use of brutal street slang, the film was restricted to audiences over 18 when it was released in Britain.

Source: 64. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

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Director:Ken Loach
Screenplay:Paul Laverty
Director of photography:Barry Ackroyd
Production design:Martin Johnson
Art director:Fergus Clegg
Make-up artist:Sarah Fidelo
Costume design:Carole K. Millar
Editing:Jonathan Morris
Sound:Ray Beckett
Audio mixing:Kieran Boyne
Music:George Fenton
  
Cast: 
Martin CompstonLiam
William RuanePinball
Annmarie FultonChantelle
Gary McCormackStan
Michelle CoulterJean
Michelle AbercrombySuzanne
Tommy McKeeRab
Robert RennieScullion
Martin McCardieTony
Jon MorrisonDouglas
Calum McAleesCalum
  
Production company:Sweet Sixteen Ltd. (London)
in co-production with:Road Movies Filmproduktion GmbH (Berlin), Tornasol Films S.A. (Madrid), Alta Films S.A. (Madrid)
in association with:ARD Degeto Film (Frankfurt am Main), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Diaphana Distribution (Paris), Bim Distribuzione S.r.l. (Rom), Cinéart (Paris)
Producer:Rebecca O'Brien, Gerardo Herrero
Co-Producer:Ulrich Felsberg, Gerardo Herrero
Producer (TV):Michael André (WDR)
Line producer:Peter Gallagher
Shoot:: Glasgow und Umgebung
Original distributor:Ottfilm Verleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), The Glasgow Film Office (Glasgow), Scottish Screen National Lottery Fund
Length:2900 m, 106 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:DeLuxe Color, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 06.05.2003, 93949, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (FR): 21.05.2002, Cannes, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Erstaufführung (DE): 24.10.2002, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 26.06.2003;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 15.05.2006, Arte

Titles

Originaltitel (GB DE) Sweet Sixteen
Schreibvariante Sweet 16

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Original

Length:2900 m, 106 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:DeLuxe Color, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 06.05.2003, 93949, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (FR): 21.05.2002, Cannes, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Erstaufführung (DE): 24.10.2002, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 26.06.2003;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 15.05.2006, Arte
 

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