County Lines

County Lines
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Henry Blake
  • Cast: Harris Dickinson, Ashley Madekwe, Marcus Rutherford
  • UK release: 8 October 2019

Tyler (Khan) is a 14-year-old, the son of struggling single mother Toni (Madekwe), who falls under the spell of shifty drug dealer Simon (Dickinson). Poignant and informative social realist drama, laying bare an inhumane issue (Tyler’s absence of alternatives) in unflashy and compassionate style.

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County Lines

1 Dec 20204 stars

Empathetic drug trafficking drama from debut writer-director Henry Blake

The explosion in 'county lines' drug trafficking is explored with empathy in the feature debut of New Zealand-born, London-based filmmaker Henry Blake. Building on his 2017 short, he draws on his considerable experience as a youth worker to fashion a…

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