Eleven-year-old Skunk (Eloise Laurence) sees the world from an interesting perspective. Quick to laugh and full of life, she refuses to let diabetes slow her down. Then, one day, her neighbor Mr. Oswald's daughter accuses Rick (Robert Emms), the slow-witted boy next door, of rape. When Mr. Oswald (Rory Kinnear) brutally assaults Rick in broad daylight, Skunk bears witness to the horrible scene. In the aftermath, Skunk begins to view her previously safe surroundings with great trepidation.
Zana Marjanovic,Robert Emms,Lily James,Eloise Laurence,Cillian Murphy,Tim Roth
The summer holidays have just begun and 11 year-old Skunk's afternoons are full of day dreams and curious wanderings around her neighborhood - with the exception that she must regularly give herself injections to combat her type 1 diabetes. When, one day, Skunk (Eloise Laurence) discovers her bitter and angry older neighbor, Mr. Oswald (Rory Kinnear), savagely beating Rick, a psychologically-troubled boy from the neighborhood whom Mr. Oswald's daughter has callously and fictitiously accused of rape, Skunk's innocence begins to vanish. Trying to find solace with her loving nanny (Zana Marjanovic) and father (Tim Roth), with whom she is very close, Skunk is unwittingly drawn into her neighbors' unfolding melodrama involving violence, sex, and life-shattering illness. Her home, her neighborhood and her school all become treacherous environments where the happy certainties of childhood give way to a fear-filled doubt, and the promise of a complex, broken future. Overwhelmed by her experiences, Skunk herself is drawn into an ethereal chaos from which she may only return through the intense love of those closest to her.