Our Boy (1997)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Marriage Drama, Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Recalling The Sweet Hereafter, this drama explores how a working-class couple manages to carry on after the accidental death of their only son. On the same night police find stolen goods in the east London house of construction worker Woody (Ray Winstone) and Sonia (Pauline Quirke), the two are concerned when their eight-year-old son Lee doesn't come home from school. At the police station, Woody learns Lee died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver. Woody and Sonia are at a loss to deal with this emotionally draining event that alters their lives. Shown at the 1997 Dinard Festival of British Cinema (France) and the 1997 Toronto Film Festival.



accident, death, death-in-family, hit-and-run, robbery, son, working-class