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The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael (2005) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • An introverted, socially awkward, middle-class youth, Robert Carmichael, is a talented cello player but is bored by his existence in the coastal town of Newhaven. He becomes associated with several other unsavory teenagers, and is soon tempted into the use of hard drugs like cocaine and ecstasy. Robert initially does not take part in the rape of a teenage girl in a squalid flat with the gang, but later joins in another violent attack on a middle-aged couple, with the woman involved being viciously raped.

  • Robert Carmichael, is a talented cello player in the town of Newhaven. He becomes associated with several other unsavory teenagers, and he is soon tempted into the use of hard drugs like cocaine and ecstasy.


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  • (from the UK release DVD jacket) In a small English coastal town, three teenage boys are drawn into a world of temptation and violence. Bored, troubled and excluded, the boys are unable to accept or even recognise moral boundaries. Their actions move inexorably towards a truly shocking act, that will horrify their sleepy community and expose its deepest, hidden fears.

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