The Young Poisoner's Handbook

  |  95 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC
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The Swinging Sixties haven't quite reached the North London home of 14-year-old schoolboy Graham (Hugh O'Connor), who is obsessed with toxic substances and their deadly potential. He begins to experiment on his eminently disposable, suburban family, managing to murder his stepmother, Molly (Ruth Sheen), poison his father, Fred (Roger Lloyd Pack) and maim his sister, Winnie (Charlotte Coleman), before the authorities catch up with him. Sent to a mental hospital for the criminally insane, Graham takes heart from free-thinking psychiatrist Dr Zeigler (Antony Sher), who encourages him on the road to rehabilitation.