Farming

Farming

(2019)

English-Nigerian actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Suicide Squad) writes and directs this autobiographical account of his adolescent years in a skinhead gang.... More

"Enitan's (Damson Idris) upbringing is a rollercoaster ride that ends up out of control. Living with a half-dozen other children in his new foster home, the young boy drifts off into a world of fantasy in an effort to cope but, of course, he is rudely awakened by reality. A brief move back to Nigeria, where he can't speak his parents' native tongue, offers no asylum. Sent back to England, he is desperate to fit in, to meet with society's approval. This takes him on the most mind-bending of trips during which he joins a white, Clockwork Orange–like skinhead gang led by a racist psychopath, and finds himself beating up on his own kind. These moments are the most disturbing and troubling, as this once-sensitive, contemplative adolescent turns into a violent menace." (Toronto International Film Festival)Hide

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  • The film is remarkable for its lack of self-pity, but it makes the experience of "Farming" a merciless one for the audience too. Full Review