This is England (2006)

The large meta-narrative of Britain and it's use of nationalism and violence to dominate in the world is replayed in the life of a young boy who is caught up in the skinhead movement of the 1980s. Mourning the loss of his father in the conflict of the Falkland Islands, Shaun is drawn in by the kindness of skinhead punks in backwater England.

I was particularly moved by the lack of pretension that the skinheads had. They genuinely cared for each other and shared their feelings frankly. The anger they directed towards immigrants was a misguided frustration with a nationalism that simply gave them groundless entitlement.

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