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Sweet Sixteen from Icon this April

Icon Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Sweet Sixteen for April 7th 2003. With a retail price of £19.99 the disc offers the following features...

  • Anamorphic Widescreen transfer
  • DD2.0 Stereo Audio
  • Feature Length Commentary by Director Ken Loach (UK Exclusive)
  • “Sweet Success” BBC documentary (30 mins approx.)
  • TV & Radio Spots
  • Theatrical trailer
From the PR...

Get ready for hard hitting drama as a host of young actors take you on a powerful journey of discovery. Directed by the master of social realism, Ken Loach, Sweet Sixteen is a profound, coming of age tale that blew critics away and will undoubtedly do the same to you.

Set in the estates of Greenock in Scotland, Liam dreams of the family life he never had. With his mum to be released from prison in time for his 16th birthday, Liam is determined that things will be different. And that means creating a safe haven beyond the reach of wasters like his mum’s boyfriend Stan and his own mean-spirited Grandfather. But first he’s got to raise the cash – no mean feat for a skint teenager. It’s not long before Liam and his pals’ crazy schemes lead them into all sorts of trouble. Finding himself dangerously out of his depth, Liam knows he should walk away. Only this time, he just can’t let go.

MARTIN COMPSTON shines in his first film role. Aged only 17, Compston was playing Division II soccer in a Scottish high school and had never acted until Ken Loach cast him in the lead role. Nominated for the best actor award alongside Jack Nicholson at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival, it remains to be seen what the future holds for this exceptional talent.

ANNEMARIE FULTON & WILLIAM RUANE give storming performances in their first feature film. Nominated for the best actress and best actor awards at this year’s BAFTA new talent ceremony, the pair currently star in BBC Scotland’s primetime soap Rivercity.

GARY McCORMACK turns in yet another powerful performance. With notable roles in The Acid House and the cult hit Gangster No. 1, he recently appeared alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Gangs of New York from renowned director Martin Scorcese.

Director, KEN LOACH needs little introduction. A constant force at Cannes, Loach has resisted temptation to join the Hollywood elite and prefers to ground his films in social realism. His most famous directorial outings include Cathy Come Home, Kes, Carla’s Song and My Name Is Joe.

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