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In July 2005, black teenager Anthony Walker was murdered by two white men in an unprovoked racist attack in a Liverpool park. He was just 18 years old. This film tells the story of how this talented young man's life might have turned out. Written by Bafta-winning screenwriter Jimmy McGovern, Anthony's imagined life is told in reverse chronology as we see him realise his dreams and enjoy the life he had a right to live, before fate -- and hate -- take it all away.

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Toheeb Jimoh
as Anthony Walker
Rakie Ayola
as Gee Walker
Julia Brown
as Katherine Walker
Robinah Kironde
as Donna Walker
Shaniqua Okwok
as Dominique Walker
Dominique Moore
as Steph Walker
Ade Ajibade
as Angela Walker
Wesley Bozonga
as Daniel Walker
Josh Bolt
as Michael Barton
James Ledsham
as Paul Taylor
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Heartbreaking, thought-provoking, and never a misery-fest. Don't miss this one.

August 3, 2020 | Full Review…

Toheeb Jimoh has to make this paragon feel like a regular lad, and pulls it off brilliantly.

August 3, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The brilliance of McGovern's piece was in the structure: an alternative universe imagining the life that Anthony could have lived, told in reverse chronology.

August 3, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It was powerful stuff and unlike anything I've seen before.

August 3, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The fulfilled potential played out on screen is a powerful message of what was lost. But it is also just a single iteration of the infinite possibilities which awaited Anthony.

August 3, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Every scene of happiness hollows out your heart a little more - it is an incredibly evocative replication of the grief bereavement brings.

August 3, 2020 | Rating: 55 | Full Review…
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