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Lynne Ramsay Jr. Lynne Ramsay Jr.
Anne Marie
Leanne Mullen Leanne Mullen
Margaret Anne
John Miller John Miller
Jackie Quinn Jackie Quinn
Mrs. Quinn

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A brilliant debut

8 years, 6 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 council flats. The slice-of-life, coming-of-age story follows James as he tags along with the older lads; has a friendship with his quirky wee rodent-loving neighbor, Kenny; spends time with Margaret Anne, myopic, slightly older, the local sexual punching bag; and, has a moment or two of joy. The strike ... (more)
Release date: 12 November 1999
UPC: 037429171820
Tags: Glasgow (6), Poverty (5), Drama (5), Social Commentary (3), 1999 (3), Drowning (3), Coming Of Age (3), UK (2), (2), Alcoholism (2), Scotland (2), Speech Impediment (2), 1990s (2), Bereavement (1), Death (1), Sort (1), Suicide (1), Color (1), 93 Min. (1), Sad (1)
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