Sometimes, movie Directors & Producers attempt to make a movie about a social problem, but fail miserably because of constraints within the movie. I'm glad to say this movie doesn't hold anything back. The young boy had a number of scenes where he could just be violent, and I'm sure he enjoyed these scenes. The language is 'street language'..I'm sure (unfortunately) there are children in his situation, where they don't fit into any problem category ..so have to be locked up in special institutions for their own 'well being'.
This movie rightly won awards..not for the faint of heart