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UK: Optimum Releasing
Cast: Stephen Graham, Nicky Belle, Liam Boyle, Oliver Lee, Holly Grainger, Lee Battle, Sean Ward, Michael Ryan, Ian Puleston-Davies, Sacha Parkinson, Samantha McCarthy
Director: Pat Holden
UK: 104 mins
UK Certificate: 18 contains very strong language and violence
UK Release Date: 22 May 2009
When Paul Carty (Nicky Bell) meets Elvis (Liam Boyle) at a Bunnymen gig, they fall headlong into a volatile friendship that each of them aches for but neither can control. Violent, sexy and funny, AWAYDAYS is a blade-sharp rites-of-passage that buzzes with the post-punk energy of its late-70s Liverpool setting.
Based on the bestselling novel by Kevin Sampson, and pulsating to a soundtrack of Joy Division, The Cure, Magazine, Echo & The Bunnymen and Ultravox, AWAYDAYS examines identity, fate, friendship and the need to belong. It is the first major feature film to be set during the dawn of the football casual fashion cult.