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1 hr. 33 min.

Plot Summary
James Gillespie (William Eadie) is 12 years old. The world he knew is changing. Haunted by a secret, he has become a stranger in his own family. He is drawn to the canal where he creates a world of his own. He finds an awkward tenderness with Margaret Anne (Leanne Mullen), a vulnerable 14 year old expressing a need for love in all the wrong ways, and befriends Kenny (John Miller), who possesses an unusual innocence in spite of the harsh surroundings.

Cast: William Eadie , Tommy Flanagan , Mandy Matthews , Michelle Stewart , Lynne Ramsay Jr. , Leanne Mullen , John Miller , Jackie Quinn

Director: Lynne Ramsay

Genres: Drama

Distributor: First Look, Merchant-Ivory Productions [us]

Ratcatcher (1999)

Release Date: September 22nd, 2000|1 hr. 33 min.

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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    When it's not awful, it's dull. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Ramsay's child actors are nonprofessionals who can only express what they feel — which gives her film an unusual degree of emotional authenticity. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    A grim, poetic, heart-wrenchingly fine ode to the lost children of Glasgow's forgotten class. show more

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