Tomboyish Skunk lives in a cul-de-sac in North London with her father, a sweet-natured attorney whose wife abandoned them. Rounding out the household are Skunk’s wannabe-cool teen brother and the family au pair. Friendly and direct, Skunk has a special connection with a slow-witted young man named Rick, though their angry neighbor – who’s raising three horrible daughters alone – beats the living daylights out of him. A modern-day Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird, Skunk observes with perplexity the negotiations of adult life around her. Tagging along with her brother around the neighborhood as he fills her with dread about the impending horrors of high school, she timidly flirts with a local kid. The feature debut of theater director Rufus Norris, Broken is full of delightful moments. The film features Tim Roth and Cillian Murphy – but its true discovery is quirkily winning newcomer Eloise Laurence as Skunk.

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91 min
Not Rated
Year: 2012
Country: UK
Language: English
Festivals: Cannes 2012
Director: Rufus Norris
Screenwriter: Daniel Clay, Mark O’Rowe
Cast: Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy, Rory Kinnear, Eloise Laurence, Bill Milner