Red Road (2006)

Unrated  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |  27 October 2006 (UK)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Armour ...
Carolyn Calder ...
John Comerford ...
Man With Dog
Jessica Angus ...
Martin McCardie ...
Martin O'Neill ...
Cora Bisset ...
Charles Brown ...
Broomfield Barman
Annie Bain ...
Aunt Kath
Frances Kelly ...
Woman in Denim Skirt


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 »


Clyde: [seeing Jackie for the first time] Have we met?
Jackie: Yeah, I saw you at a cafe.
Clyde: Right. At a cafe.
[Clyde takes Jackie's hand and they both start to dance]
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2 November 2006 | by (Glasgow Scotland) – See all my reviews

An intimate and moving portrayal of characters both devastated and desperate. Performances are very subtle, yet brimming with emotion, so much so that some scenes are really quite uncomfortable to watch. Direction is also brilliant and the low budget restrictions really do not show. Also a very successful portrayal of the way many people in Glasgow live. I am very excited about the next two in the trilogy, as there were strong hints of very interesting stories accompanying the supporting characters. This film is so full of emotion that i just hope that people around the world don't come to think that Glasgow could be the most dreich place in the world.


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