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still from Ratcatcher (Lynne Ramsay, GB 1999)

Ratcatcher

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.

poster Ratcatcher (Lynne Ramsay, GB 1999)
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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Director

Lynne Ramsay

Production year

1999

Country

GB, FR

Original title

Ratcatcher

Length

94 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

Part of

Badlands

Up-and-coming film talent at Eye: a new generation of Dutch makers are given the opportunity to present their debut films, discuss filmmaking and select films by makers that inspired them. These Badlands evenings are compiled by guest curators Lemuël de Graav, Xiang Yu Yeung and Eye programmer Ronald Simons.

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still from Ratcatcher (Lynne Ramsay, GB 1999)
still from Ratcatcher (Lynne Ramsay, GB 1999)

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