Scum refers to the label slapped upon reform-school inmate Ray Winstone. Such reformatories are called “borstals” by the British. When he isn’t being beaten up by the other boys, Ray is being beaten down by The System. He rebels against this treatment and “wins” by becoming more vicious than any of his oppressors.
Actor: Ray Winstone, Mick Ford, Julian Firth
Director: Alan Clarke
Country: United Kingdom
Duration: 98 min