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Tyrannosaur (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama | 7 October 2011 (Ireland)
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Joseph, a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction, earns a chance of redemption that appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker.

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 20 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »
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Archie Lal ...
Post Office Cashier
Jag Sanghera ...
Gurav
Mike Fearnley ...
Dan
Paul Conway ...
Terry
Lee Rufford ...
Paul
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Samuel Bottomley ...
Samuel
Sian Breckin ...
Kelly
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Bod
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Robin Butler ...
Jack
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Marie
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Tommy
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Woman in Shop
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The story of Joseph, a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph's life spirals into turmoil, a chance at redemption appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship develops to reveal that Hannah is hiding a secret of her own with devastating consequences to both of their lives. Written by Anonymous

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7 October 2011 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Tiranossauro  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,635, 20 November 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,088, 11 March 2012
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2.35 : 1
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In the early bar scene where Joseph is sitting alone talking to himself, the voice off screen saying, "Are you all right, Joseph?" belongs to director Paddy Considine, who said he was so taken in by Peter Mullan's performance that the question was totally spontaneous. See more »

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Joseph: Dear Hannah. It's taken me a while to put this together. I'm not so great at writing letters, but i wanted to get in touch with you, to see how you were. It's been over a year since i last wrote to you.Life's been mad for me in the past twelve months. I've been awful sick for a number of reasons. My little buddy Sam got attacked by that dog. That fucking scumbag cunt of a fella who was seeing to his mother got the doggy wound-up so much that it just turned on the nearest thing and ...
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Spun-off from Dog Altogether (2007) See more »

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Psycho Mash
Written by Jonas Persson and John Boughtwood
Recorded by the JJ All Stars
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A masterpiece
9 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

This superb film represents a coming of age for director Paddy Considine. It's a work of genius and a genuine work of art.

Stunning performances are delivered by all of the cast members, right down to the minor roles. The wee lad is brilliant! However the stage is stolen by the 2 lead actors, Mullan and Colman. Their chemistry brings tears to the eyes on a number of occasions. Marsan is brilliant too. His character is at times more frightening and sinister than Mullan's, which is obviously what was intended!

The film is at times very hard to watch because there are literally no punches pulled at any point. The ride is worthwhile though - it is utterly compelling, deeply thought provoking stuff. Just brilliant.


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