UK, 2019, 90 mins.
DIRECTOR: Henry Blake
WITH: Conrad Khan, Ashley Madekwe, Harris Dickinson and Marcus Rutherford
A powerful drama about a mother and her fourteen-year-old son who is groomed, and subsequently trapped, into a lethal nationwide drug selling enterprise. A 'County Line', is a term used when drug gangs from cities expand their operations to smaller towns, often manipulating children and vulnerable people to sell drugs with devastating consequences. This debut film from writer/director Henry Blake is inspired by his first-hand experiences as a youth worker, working on the frontline of child exploitation and drug trafficking in the UK.
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