Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
Director: Shane Meadows
Stars: Paddy Considine, Gary Stretch, Toby Kebbell
Shane Meadows received his most significant acclaim for the gripping coming-of-age story This Is England, about skinheads in Thatcher's England. Two years before that film, he made a modest, brutal thriller called Dead Man's Shoes, about the bond between two brothers.
Richard (Paddy Considine) returns to his hometown after a stint in the army. Upon his return, he learns that his mentally handicapped brother has been roughed up on the regular by a group of thugs. He does as any older brother would, and takes revenge.