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In a squalid tenement building in Glasgow, two toughs lock a helpless young boy inside a broken fridge-freezer.

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Peter Mullan

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Complete credited cast:
Gary Lewis ... Rudy
Vicki Masson Vicki Masson ... Alice
Laurie Ventry Laurie Ventry ... Charlie
Steven Singleton Steven Singleton ... Older boy
Joe Douglas Joe Douglas ... Younger boy
Max McIlmunn Max McIlmunn ... Jonah
Campbell Soutar Campbell Soutar ... Fireman 1
Alasdair Begbie Alasdair Begbie ... Fireman 2
Eric Roberts Eric Roberts ... Man with dog
Cliona Harkin Cliona Harkin ... Woman at window 1
Gillian Berrie ... Woman at window 2
John Duncan John Duncan ... Man at window
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***WARNING-MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS*** 'Fridge' takes place in the back yard of a Glasgow tenement. Two Neds are harassing a drunken 'jaikie' and an inebriated resident confronts them. A stand off takes place until one of the Neds shuts a young boy in an abandoned fridge. They leave but threaten to return and burn down the tenement. The residents try to open the fridge but are unsuccessful. Panic initially sets in as they fear the young boy will die. They try to find someone to phone the fire brigade but cannot. They sit down on the back steps and continue to drink from a half bottle of Buckfast Tonic Wine. They begin to bicker and the male loses his temper and sets off in search of more alcohol. His partner sits by the fridge and tries to comfort the trapped child. The 'jaikie' attacks and badly beats the woman. Her partner returns in a more drunken state and seeing the ongoing beating, attacks the 'jaikie'. One of the Neds returns and is told of the trapped child. With the Ned's help, ... Written by Feararamac

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18 November 1995 (UK) See more »

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A moving piece of bleak realism, shot through with grim dignity
14 July 2000 | by Dewey-5See all my reviews

Fridge is set in a Glaswegian slum, where a homeless couple struggle to free a child trapped in an abandoned fridge. The action unfolds simply, with indifference and misunderstanding, compounded by the couple's own alcoholism and vestigal existence, leading towards a potential tragedy. The photography and performances are beautiful and compelling and natural. There is no sign of artifice, just anger and indignation. These are people who do not ask for pity or even understanding, just that they be allowed to live their lives unjudged and undisturbed.

This is compelling, beautiful film making, which has not left my mind since I watched it.


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