• Red Riding: 1983 (2009)

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Release Date: February 5th, 2010

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
Ten years after the body of a mutilated girl was found in Yorkshire, another young girl is missing. Lawyer John Piggott (Mark Addy) is asked to re-examine the conviction of a disabled man who confessed to the earlier murders and now claims he dis so under intense police pressure. As Piggott looks into whether the Yorkshire police tortured their suspect, Detective Jobson (David Morrissey) starts to regret his brutal past and reveals a secret that casts the entire case in a new light.

Cast: David Morrissey, Mark Addy, Lisa Howard, Chris Walker, Shaun Dooley, Jim Carter, Warren Clarke, Sean Bean

Director: Anand Tucker

Genres: Mystery, Crime drama

Production Co: Revolution Films, Lipsync Productions, Channel Four Films

Distributors: IFC Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The success of the three, separately screened films -- the first set in 1974, the second in 1980 and the concluding segment in 1983 -- depends not on their specifics, but on their ability to sustain an atmosphere that's appropriate to the dark but haunting story. show more

  • Red Riding Trilogy is an immersive experience like "The Best of Youth," "Brideshead Revisited" or "Nicholas Nickleby." show more

  • Direction of all three films is no more than workmanlike, which isn't surprising since they were originally made for British television. The acting, on the other hand, is sometimes superb. show more

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