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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 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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an empty film about empty people just brilliant
5 December 2006 | by speedybeaSee all my reviews

i would like to say i think this film is soulless empty and devoid of any emotional depth, i don't know if that is the point but i thought it was stunning.

For me the whole point of it was this is what life is like for many, the uber violence of Kubrick clockwork orange was about the future, this is the same in this film but it is about the present.

Those who hate it for this, is a good thing. I personally recognise many of the characters in this film, the fact that they are emotionally underdeveloped is the point.

I thought this film was nothing short of brilliant. It was horrible to watch at times but that doesn't make it a bad film and as for people complaining about a weak supporting cast well ffs i don't think they had a Hollywood budget.

the more films like this the better

Well done Thomas Clay

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20 October 2006 (UK) See more »

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Delinquentes See more »

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Dolby Digital



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2.35 : 1
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