20 June 2008
Powerful, disturbing and moving in equal measure, 2006's acclaimed "Kidulthood" took us deep into London's unseen underbelly, delivering a raw, hard-hitting reflection of what life is like for 21st century teenagers, where sex is currency, drugs are easy to come by and violence is a way of life.
Six years on, Sam Peel is released from jail for killing Trife and he soon realises that life is no easier on the outside than it was on the inside and he's forced to confront the people he hurt the most. Some have moved on, others are stuck with the repercussions of his actions that night, but one thing’s for certain - everyone has been forced to grow up.
During his 24 hour journey through West London, Sam struggles to deal with his sorrow and guilt and something else he didn’t expect - those seeking revenge. As he’s pursued by a new generation of bad boys, Sam sets about trying to get the message across to his pursuers that they should stop the violence, much like Trife tried to tell him all those years ago.
As Sam battles to end the cycle of violence he started, his new journey is one of discovery, both about the world he came from and the new one he’s trying to create. Can Sam make something positive from the destruction he caused or will his journey into Adulthood end here?