King For A Term
Director Idris Elba
Cinematographer John Conroy
Production Company Sprout Pictures
In 1980s Hackney nine-year old Akuna's proud father sees him as the next Eddy Grant, but Akuna is asthmatic, which means he must attend a special school for children with disabilities and before long he has fallen foul of sadistic teacher Mr Grimme, who labels him Asthma Boy. Akuna however, with the help of a cheeky Scots fellow student, soon leads the rest of the class into humiliating Mr Grimme, making Akuna King for a Term.
Part of the Playhouse Presents series, Sky Arts.
“Distinguished by sumptuous design and a seductive visual aesthetic lifted straight from Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, all heightened, polarised primary colours.”
Horatio Clare, The Telegraph