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Ratcatcher
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Lynne Ramsay Jr.

Lynne Ramsay Jr.

Anne Marie
Leanne Mullen

Leanne Mullen

Margaret Anne
Jackie Quinn

Jackie Quinn

Mrs. Quinn


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Lynne Ramsay

Lynne Ramsay

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A brilliant debut

6 years, 3 months ago at Apr 22 21:06
Lynne Ramsay's debut feature is a stylish, gritty slice of realism that is so strikingly shot you forget that you're watching a film. I wish I hadn't took so long to get around to seeing Ratcatcher, that is my only regret.
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Description: Glasgow, summer, 1973. Dustmen are striking; bags of garbage add to the blight of council flats and a fetid canal. Ryan, who's about 12, drowns during a play fight with his neighbor, the jug-eared James. James runs home, a flat where he lives with his often-drunk da, his ma, and sisters, who live in hope of moving to newly-built counc ... (more)
Release date: 12 November 1999
UPC: 037429171820
Glasgow (6), Poverty (5), Drama (5), Drowning (3), Social Commentary (3), 1999 (3), Coming Of Age (3), Alcoholism (2), Speech Impediment (2), 1990s (2), UK (2), (2), Scotland (2), Depressing (1), Baloon (1), Disturbing (1), Sad (1), Garbage Strike (1), Suicide (1), Death Of Friend (1)
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Rollo Tomasi posted a review 6 years, 3 months ago

A brilliant debut

“Lynne Ramsay's debut feature is a stylish, gritty slice of realism that is so strikingly shot you forget that you're watching a film. I wish I hadn't took so long to get around to seeing Ratcatcher, that is my only regret.” read more


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