I was down on that patch of grass last weekend. It is my favourite movie ever. It was filmed on location in the finest part of the world. Everything fits and and the compelling finale still shocks.
In the cast are James (postman) and Ella Cotter (breast-feeding woman in churchyard) from Rab C Nisbett and in the classroom is the future Edie McCredie from top Scottish children’s series Balamory.
How can some children singing and dancing in the sunshine become so threatening? Lovely and subtle. A light touch. The hammer blow at the end is gonna mash the viewer anyway, so lets gently stroke them until we get there. This scene is genius.