Re: RARA-AVIS: Sweet Sixteen

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 13 Jun 2003

----- Original Message ----- From: "Mark Sullivan" <>

> Last night I saw Ken Loach's Sweet Sixteen, about a pretty hardboiled
> kid trying to earn enough money to buy his mother a trailer for them to
> live in after she gets out of jail. Recommended, especially for the
> incredible acting job of Martin Compston in the lead role.
> Anyway, does anyone know if 16 is the age at which a boy can be tried as
> an adult in Scotland? That would add a bit of resonance to a comment
> made, not that it really needed any added resonance.

Missed that one at the cinema, but just got it out on DVD for this weekend's viewing. Martin Compston was a trainee soccer player for Morton, I think, before he made that film. And, yes, in Scotland you're an adult when you're 16.


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