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Red Road (2006)

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Jackie works as a CCTV operator. Each day she watches over a small part of the world, protecting the people living their lives under her gaze. One day a man appears on her monitor, a man she thought she would never see again, a man she never wanted to see again. Now she has no choice, she is compelled to confront him.



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Whilst working as a CCTV operator in Glasgow's working-class Red Road estate, Jackie sees a face from the past, a face that she thought would no longer haunt her dreams. Keeping her distance, and with the use of her CCTV cameras, she follows the face and the man and she finally decides to confront him. It is here that past lives are once again entwined and reconciliations are aired. Written by Cinema_Fan

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$17,009 (USA) (13 April 2007)


$153,432 (USA) (6 July 2007)

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Andrea Arnold conducted the casting with Morag McKinnon and Mikkel Nørgaard as all the actors would be reused in their films. See more »


The video screens in the surveillance centre do not show the date and time, which would severely limit their usefulness as filmed evidence in real life. The date and time have clearly been disabled to avoid continuity errors in filming. The 'shadow' of the numbers is however visible. See more »


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Jackie: What?
Clyde: How your cunt taste like.
Jackie: [looking at Clyde blankly, not being surprised at all]
Clyde: Shocked?
Jackie: [blankly] Not really.
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28 October 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Lead actors were very convincing and natural, I'm guessing a few of the small parts were played by non actors which i love and thought it added even more authenticity, the inner city settings and photography were gritty and real, an area which had obviously been excluded in so many ways and that grim reality was truly captured by the film. Story kept me guessing all the way through which i like, i did think i had the plot figured out at one point but i was way off the mark. Loved the general pace of the story and the fact that the script was so honest and uncompromising. I also enjoyed the more general theme of our living in a society in which we are being watched constantly without our knowledge and the privacy questions that generates. Highly recommended.

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