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The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael (2005)

Robert Carmichael, is a talented cello player in the town of Newhaven. He becomes associated with several other unsavory teenagers and he is soon tempted into the use of hard drugs like cocaine and ecstasy.


Thomas Clay
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Credited cast:
Nikki Albon Nikki Albon ... Newsreader
Zoey Campbell Zoey Campbell ... Charlotte
Stephanie de Whalley Stephanie de Whalley ... Siobhan
Phil Deguara Phil Deguara ... PC Gibbons
Aren Devlin ... Rose Franklin
Rob Dixon Rob Dixon ... John Kramer
Danny Dyer ... Larry Haydn
Sam Gurney Sam Gurney ... Toby
Michael Howe ... Jonathan Abbott
Ami Instone Ami Instone ... Marie
Stuart Laing Stuart Laing ... Stuart Reeves
Mick Larkin Mick Larkin ... Roy Kingsley
Lesley Manville ... Sarah Carmichael
Corinna McFarlane Corinna McFarlane ... Student Teacher
Charles Mnene ... Ben


An introverted, socially awkward, middle-class youth, Robert Carmichael, is a talented cello player but is bored by his existence in the coastal town of Newhaven. He becomes associated with several other unsavory teenagers and is soon tempted into the use of hard drugs like cocaine and ecstasy. Robert initially does not take part in the rape of a teenage girl in a squalid flat with the gang, but later joins in another violent attack on a middle-aged couple, with the woman involved being viciously raped. Written by Noel Kardaris

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Crime | Drama


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One of the worst films I have ever seen
27 August 2005 | by Paracelsus1966See all my reviews

So they hyped the violence and it's been branded as sick. Well, the violence is the best bit I'm afraid, but unfortunately the characters are not developed enough to allow us to understand why they go on their (entirely predictable) rampage. This film has a truly dreadful script. We never get a chance to get to know Robert and his actions at the end are just plain pathetic. The acting isn't much better, either, the worst of them being the TV chef and the school teacher. The direction is clumsy, the pace enough to send you to sleep. And what on earth is the school film project all about? A comment on the film itself perhaps? The use of newsreel during the climactic murder is laughable. These guys obviously think they're intellectuals but are hopelessly out of their depth. How on earth they got the great Yorgos Arvanitis to light it I'll never know. And how they got the money to make it in the first place is an even greater mystery. Absolutely awful beyond comprehension.

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Release Date:

20 October 2006 (UK) See more »

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Delinquentes See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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