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Neds On general release from 21st January

“Ned” is Scottish parlance for a white adolescent working-class male with a penchant for hooliganism and sportswear logos. Some claim it stands for non-educated delinquent but that’s a retrospectively applied “backronym.” Yet education is at the core of Peter Mullan’s vivid film. Glaswegian John McGill (newcomer Conor McCarron) starts out in the 1970s as a swot and prodigy whose hoodlum elder brother helps him with bullies and whose drunken…

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