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City Rats (2009)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 24 April 2009 (UK)
Eight lost souls search for solutions to problems ranging from finding a better suicide method, to defeating creative block, to losing their virginity.

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Dean
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Gina
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Pete
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Olly
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Chris
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Sammy (as Myanna Buring)
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Carol
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Ash
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Marco Harper
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Daryl
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Cowboy John
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Kyle (as Kier Mills)
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Colin (as Ian Hughes)
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Keith
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Eight haunted people meet and fall apart - looking for redemption in each other. Jim is throwing watermelons off his office roof. He's testing the effect for a possible suicide. But then there is Sue on an adjacent roof about to jump herself. They meet, delay their departure and set off searching for other ways out than down. Sue's ex-boyfriend, Dean, is struggling with his creativity. His paintings are getting panned and his poetry ripped apart. He needs a muse - and who better than Gina, the experimental prostitute with dodgy legs who lives next door. However, Dean soon finds out that Gina never does anything for free. After a short fling with Dean, Olly is lost in a world of sexual confusion when forced to look after his deaf-mute brother Chris for the day. Olly discovers that not only does Chris has gay feelings too, but is more comfortable with them than he is. They embark on a searing quest through Soho's gay community to help Chris loose his virginity. But no-one has more to ... Written by Anonymous

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One city. One day. Eight lives will collide. See more »


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Also Known As:

Городские крысы  »

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$932 (United Kingdom), 26 April 2009, Limited Release
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Featured in Loose Women: Episode #13.160 (2009) See more »

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The Fine Line
Written by Mark Maclaine
Performed by Jack Pallendyme
Courtesy of The Silence Corporation
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Arty Farty Distasteful Student Art-School Tosh
3 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

I was unfortunate enough to watch this film thinking perhaps it was another English gangster flick in the spirit of 'The Business' having seen Danny Dyer on the cover. However, I was instead greeted by a distasteful and depressing flick lacking significant character development. Not only this but there on numerous scenes of young gay men covorting with each other with no real explanation as to why. Other themes include suicide and drug addiction but are all terribly portrayed.

If you want to see this sort of film done properly watch requiem for a dream or the korean film 'peppermint candy' starring Kyung Gu-Sol, avoid this film at all costs people, save yourself the time and painful headache, whoever made this movie needs a good councilor.


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