Region Coding: Region A (Locked)
English, Thai, German
English, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Bahasa (Malaysia), Thai, Bahasa (Indonesia), Portuguese
Intercontinental Video Ltd (IVL) / Universal Studios
21 Jul 2009
No matter who we are, no matter where we live, we're all bound by borders. Many of us are content to live within these borders, others are simply forced to exist within them. But some of us need to break out, burst through, even if what is on the other side is both frightening and unknown. From this comes the tale of one young man's dilemma as he navigates his way through his colliding worlds. Set against Detroit's hip-hop scene in 1995, Jimmy Smith Jr., a young white rapper, struggles to find his voice. The people of Detroit know 8 Mile Road as the city's perimeter. It is also a psychological dividing line between urban and suburban, between black and white, between where Jimmy is and where he wants to be. Here, survival is key, and for many, the emotional life preserver is hip hop.