John (Elliot James Langridge) doesn't fit in. He is victimised by his teacher (Steve Coogan), his mother (Lisa Stansfield) is ashamed of him, and he is often bullied. He fights back in whatever small way he can, but there is nothing he can fully channel his energy into. That is, until he discovers northern soul. Not only can he express his heart and soul on the dance floor, but he steadily begins to gain more and more confidence from day to day. He and a friend decide to start up their own northern soul dance club in order to raise funds to travel to America. As events steadily escalate out of control, the one thing that remains constant in the boy's lives is the soul music.
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Jerome is a Premiership footballer living the dream life: a fancy car, loads of money and a hot girlfriend; not to mention the luxury flat he lives in and vast opportunities for his career. It's a world away from the council estate and the grotty life he grew up with as a child.
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On her way home in South London, trainee nurse Sam (Whittaker) is mugged by Moses (Boyega), who is then attacked by a small ape-like creature that has fallen from the sky. After killing it, Moses and his pals take it to the 19th floor flat of their drug dealer (Frost), who's working for the unstable mobster Hi-Hatz (Hunter). But things escalate from here, as an army of larger wolf-gorilla creatures with glowing teeth descend on the block. And Sam needs to team up with her tormenters and a local stoner (Treadaway) to fight them off.
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Leeon Jones, Alex Esmail, Franz Drameh, John Boyega and Simon Howard Wednesday 4th May 2011 Leeon Jones, Franz Drameh, Alex Esmail, John Boyega and Simon Howard at the UK premiere of 'Attack The Block' at Vue West End. London, England
Why would aliens invade a housing estate in south London? That's the question a gang of youths find themselves asking one and other when that very thing happens in their neighbourhood. As Sam, a trainee nurse, walks home through the dark streets near her flat she's attacked and mugged by some street kids, fearing for her safety luckily the kids become distracted when they see a bright object fall to earth. Exploring the wreckage, they're attacked by a small yet fiece creature which they manage to kill.
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