It’s a phrase that has been splattered across tabloids for the last few years and in Henry Blake’s powerful, uncompromising film, he details the cost of association in this criminal underworld. A powerful and realistic coming-of-age drama, ‘County Lines’ tells the story of Tyler (Conrad Khan), a rebellious 14-year-old boy who is groomed by local hood Simon (Harris Dickinson) into a ‘county lines’ criminal network. Inspired by the stories he heard while mentoring young people at an East London pupil referral unit, Blake’s powerful feature debut boasts a compelling central performance by Khan, with strong supporting performances from Ashley Madekwe as Tyler’s mother and Dickinson, one of the most compelling actors of recent years.
Runtime 90 Minutes
Release date 2020