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Ratcatcher

Lynne Ramsay / GB, FR, 1999 / 94 min.

Glasgow, in the mid-seventies: James is growing up in a poor neighbourhood, in tough conditions, but doesn’t let this get him down. Feature debut in documentary style by female director Lynne Ramsay, who was born in Glasgow.

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Ratcatcher is a sketch of the life of Scottish pre-teen James, during the garbage men’s strike in Glasgow, in the summer of 1973. He lives in a neighbourhood that might be called disadvantaged, a bad neighbourhood, a Gorbals, or special needs area.

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Scenes from this movie may cause fearThis movie contains scenes of violencePersons under 6 years must be accompanied by an adultThis movie contains foul language

Director

Lynne Ramsay

Production year

1999

Country

GB, FR

Original title

Ratcatcher

Length

94 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

ENG

Format

DCP

Part of

Britain’s Brightest

Idiosyncratic British filmmakers Andrea Arnold (1961) and Lynne Ramsay (1969) make films like their lives depend on it. Perhaps not in terms of quantity, but certainly in terms of urgency.

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