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Obey (2018)

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As London slides towards a time of violent social unrest, on the estates of East London, a young man's life is torn apart by a love for a girl from a different place.

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Marcus Rutherford ... Leon
Sophie Kennedy Clark ... Twiggy
Michael Quartey Michael Quartey ... Trainer
Sam Gittins ... Anton
T'Nia Miller ... Chelsea
James Atwell James Atwell ... Chris
Taurean Steele Taurean Steele ... Rafa
Jasmine Jobson ... Little M
Joshua Blisset ... Karl
Daniel Akilimali Daniel Akilimali ... Boogie
Christine Taetz Christine Taetz ... Naomi
Wil Coban ... Carter
Aaron-Russell Andrews Aaron-Russell Andrews ... Raymond
Dymond Allen Dymond Allen ... Kai
Tezlym Senior-Sakutu Tezlym Senior-Sakutu ... Zee
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Nineteen-year old Leon returns home to take care of his alcoholic mother and adjust to life as an adult after an adolescence spent in and out of foster care. Frustrated by his lack of an education and his bleak financial prospects, Leon finds solace in the boxing ring. He soon meets the rebellious and beautiful Twiggy, who is squatting in abandoned houses to escape her family's unfeeling affluence. As rumblings of riots begin in the streets and police and protesters engulf his neighborhood, Leon must decide whether to join his friends and fight or seek a new life with Twiggy. Written by AnonymousB

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London austerity
10 January 2019 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

I saw that another reviewer compared Obey to La Haine and I can get that if you base it on rebelling youth without any future against police brutality but Obey is more about a young guy searching for love whilst living with his alcoholic mother and her bad relationship choices. A good job done by Marcus Rutherford playing the young and desperate Leon. The London riots just add to the dark story, where the people live day by day without any hope of a brighter future. La Haine on the other hand was purely about ghetto youth against the whole corrupt system. A movie that I preferred to Obey if I have to be honest but to me it's a totally different movie. That said, Obey isn't a bad movie.


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