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The Wee Man (2013)

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The true-life story of Paul Ferris.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Bhrina Bache ...
Air Hostess
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Arthur Thompson
Hannah Blamires ...
WPC
Steven Borrie ...
Prison Officer
Lewis Brand ...
Prison Guard
Mark Burdis ...
Comedian
Nick Byatt ...
Prison Officer
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Party goer
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Paul Ferris
Chris Cowlin ...
Police Officer
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George
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Arthurs Cronie - Body Guard
Paul Donnelly ...
Bobby Glover
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Pub Singer
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Jimmy
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The true-life story of Paul Ferris.

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The film won the BAFTA Scotland Cineworld Audience Award at the 2013 British Academy Scotland Awards. See more »

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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Dead Mans Shoes
written and performed by Scott Peden. Courtesy of SM Records,
Copyright Scott Peden/SM Records 2012. From the Album, The Complete and Utter Confidence of Ignorance.
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Good gripping and gritty. A very good British gangster film.
7 August 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When it comes to gangster films, I like them to take you into the heart of the subject matter. I need to feel the intensity of the situations and dialogue and action. I want to be kept on tenterhooks and feel the threat of something about to happen that can change feeling and thoughts in an instant.

Thankfully The Wee Man ticks all of the above boxes.

Set in Glasgow in the 1970's, The Wee Man tracks the life of Paul Ferris and his rise through Scotland's underworld.

Ferris was a man that was feared and respected in equal terms and the film is once hard hitting but has moments of compassion and loyalty that perfectly balance out the script.

The film is not about glorifying violence, in fact it struck me as the total opposite. It shows the consequences of violence and crime during Ferris' life in Glasgow.

The film also posses great camera work, costume and acting. I won't give anymore away but will sum up by saying that The Wee Man is a very watchable and exciting British gangster film.

I will definitely watch this film again.


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