A Room for Romeo Brass
Date: August 23, 1999
This Movie plays Everywhere performed by Billy Bragg
A Room for Romeo Brass is a 1999 comedy drama film directed and written by Shane Meadows. It was co-written by frequent Meadows collaborator Paul Fraser. The film stars Andrew Shim as Romeo Brass, Ben Marshall as Gavin Woolley and Paddy Considine as Morell. It marked the screen debut of Considine, who went on to star in Meadows' 2004 film, Dead Man's Shoes. It was nominated in three categories at the 1999 British Independent Film Awards. It follows the young Romeo and his best friend Gavin, who has a serious spinal problem for which he has to undergo surgery. The story follows them as they undergo a tumultuous period in their childhood. After saving them from a beating, the enigmatic Morell befriends the two boys and takes a liking to Romeo's older sister, Ladine Brass. However when Gavin plays a practical joke on Morell to make him look foolish in front of Ladine things turn sour for the pair. In retaliation Morell attempts to drive a wedge between the two best friends in order to keep them apart and thus ensure that he stays close to Romeo and Ladine. But when Ladine rejects Morell's advances he becomes increasingly violent towards Romeo, Gavin, and all around them.