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August 20, 2010 (7:17 am) GMT
Based on a true story, the film tells the story of a boy who is abused by his parents and struggling to get a better life when he's grown up.

A trailer for drama movie "" has been made available for viewing pleasure. An exclusive courtesy of The Sun, the video presents the scenes from the past and future of a boy named Kevin Lewis, showing his hard life.

The film is based on the bestselling memoirs of writer Kevin Lewis, who was growing up on a poverty-stricken London council estate, beaten and starved by his parents, bullied at school and abandoned by social services. Even after he was put into care, he found himself out on the streets caught up in a criminal underworld that knew him as 'The Kid'.

portrays adult Lewis, with playing his sadistic, chain-smoking mum. lands a role as a sympathetic schoolteacher, while Nick Moran serves behind the lens for the movie. "The Kid" will arrive in the U.K. on September 17.


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