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UK 2011, 89 minutes
Dir. Paddy Considine
Rating: [R18] Violence, domestic violence & offensive language
Genres: Drama


Aroview: A violent alcoholic is drawn to a saintly thrift shop worker in this harrowing but redemptive kitchen sink drama from actor-turned-director Paddy Considine.

Combustible and unflinching, this recalls both Tim Roth and Gary Oldman's angry-young-actors foray into directing a decade earlier with THE WAR ZONE and NIL BY MOUTH respectively. Like those, it depicts its moral world with a blunt instrument, though is always effective as a fearless actor's showcase, central to which is Olivia Colman's heart-breaking performance.

NZ International Film Festival 2011

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • extra stuff
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 2.35:1

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