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Filth (2013)

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A corrupt, junkie cop with bipolar disorder attempts to manipulate his way through a promotion in order to win back his wife and daughter while also fighting his own borderline-fueled inner demons.

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Bladesey
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Gillman
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Inglis
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Toal
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Carole
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Gorman
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Scheming Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy), a bigoted and corrupt policeman, is in line for a promotion and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Enlisted to solve a brutal murder and threatened by the aspirations of his colleagues, including Ray Lennox (Jamie Bell), Bruce sets about ensuring their ruin, right under the nose of unwitting Chief Inspector Toal. As he turns his colleagues against one another by stealing their wives and exposing their secrets, Bruce starts to lose himself in a web of deceit that he can no longer control. His past is slowly catching up with him, and a missing wife, a crippling drug habit and suspicious colleagues start to take their toll on his sanity. The question is: can he keep his grip on reality long enough to disentangle himself from the filth? Written by Lionsgate UK

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This Little Piggy went to town! See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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24 April 2014 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,526 (USA) (30 May 2014)

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$34,321 (USA) (18 July 2014)
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This film stars Shirley Henderson as Bunty. Henderson has also appeared in Trainspotting (1996) and T2 Trainspotting (2017), both of which are based on the work of Irvine Welsh, playing the character of Gail. See more »

Goofs

When Ray tells Bruce that he will apply for the Inspector position, Bruce burns a hole into the couch with his cigarette. In the next shot, the cigarette is completely lit, with a full amount of ashes at the top. See more »

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Carole: People ask me, "Carole, how do you and Bruce keep the spice in your marriage?" Well, I tell them it's really simple. I'm just the ultimate tease.
[walking down the hallway in lingerie]
Carole: Me and Bruce, we're not that different. We know what we want. We know how to get it. Like this promotion he's going for. We both know he'll win. And when he does, the Robertson household is gonna be one big, happy family again. I kid you not.
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Light-hearted animation featuring farm animals and cast credits. See more »

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Features Frank Sidebottom's Fantastic Shed Show (1992) See more »

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Merry Christmas Everyone
Performed by Shakin' Stevens
Written by Bob Heatlie (as Robert Heatlie) © 1984
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
P) 1985 BMG Rights Management (UK)
Licensed courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd
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Crazy
16 October 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There is no other way that I could describe this film. It is filled with some of the most crazy and strange scenes that I have seen in film. There was weird sex, masturbating, murder, drugs. Pretty much everything offensive that you could think of is in this film.

It made me laugh, cringe and frown at some of the ridiculous stuff that happened in it.

Deep in the storyline though, was an utterly captivating, yet tragic story of a man loosing his mind to drugs, mental illness and grief. In many ways it was this that made the film all the more shocking, but brilliant at the same time.

I came out of the theatre speechless, I had no idea what to make of it or think. Now I have thought about it, I can see how good it really was.

James McAvoy gave a perfect performance in the lead role. Everything about the character that he portrayed was realistic, and I could feel the emotion coming out of him throughout his descent into madness.

This film is not for the faint of heart or easily disturbed, but if you can deal with the weird and wacky, then you are going to love it.


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