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Red Road (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 27 October 2006 (UK)
Jackie works as a CCTV operator. Each day she watches over a small part of the world, protecting the people living their lives under her gaze. One day a man appears on her monitor, a man she thought she would never see again, a man she never wanted to see again. Now she has no choice, she is compelled to confront him.

Director:

Andrea Arnold

Writers:

Andrea Arnold, Lone Scherfig (characters) | 1 more credit »
22 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Dickie ... Jackie
Tony Curran ... Clyde
Martin Compston ... Stevie
Natalie Press ... April
Paul Higgins ... Avery
Andrew Armour Andrew Armour ... Alfred
Carolyn Calder Carolyn Calder ... Cleaner
John Comerford John Comerford ... Man With Dog
Jessica Angus Jessica Angus ... Bronwyn
Martin McCardie Martin McCardie ... Angus
Martin O'Neill Martin O'Neill ... Frank
Cora Bisset Cora Bisset ... Jo
Charles Brown Charles Brown ... Broomfield Barman
Annie Bain Annie Bain ... Aunt Kath
Frances Kelly Frances Kelly ... Woman in Denim Skirt
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Storyline

Whilst working as a CCTV operator in Glasgow's working-class Red Road estate, Jackie sees a face from the past, a face that she thought would no longer haunt her dreams. Keeping her distance, and with the use of her CCTV cameras, she follows the face and the man and she finally decides to confront him. It is here that past lives are once again entwined and reconciliations are aired. Written by Cinema_Fan

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Trivia

Andrea Arnold conducted the casting with Morag McKinnon and Mikkel Nørgaard as all the actors would be reused in their films. See more »

Goofs

The video screens in the surveillance centre do not show the date and time, which would severely limit their usefulness as filmed evidence in real life. The date and time have clearly been disabled to avoid continuity errors in filming. The 'shadow' of the numbers is however visible. See more »

Quotes

Clyde: [seeing Jackie for the first time] Have we met?
Jackie: Yeah, I saw you at a cafe.
Clyde: Right. At a cafe.
[Clyde takes Jackie's hand and they both start to dance]
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Soundtracks

Cha Cha Slide
(M. Thompson)
Performed by D.J. Casper
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
(c) 1999 Master recording used by kind permission of Imperial Records
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Realistic human drama in the form of a thriller
8 November 2006 | by timewatching71See all my reviews

I just saw this film in the European Cinema Festival of Sevilla. What took me to see it was the fact that it was shot in Glasgow. Also I had heard that Lars Von Triers had something to do with it. So that made up my mind.

The film involves you, and makes you feel closer and closer to the protagonist. Nevertheles, the spectator does not know the relationship between the protagonist and the man she has discovered through the CCTV. The mystery gets solved as the film goes on, and the tension is well kept throughout the film. This is not (only) a thriller, it is a drama full of realism, with all its crudeness and no false extremes with regards to good ones and evil ones. The interpretations by the actors are truly brilliant. I don't see that "that" sex scene is so crude, I think it is very naturalistic. There are scenes in the film that seem very crude to me, but won't tell in order not to spoil anything. I highly recommend this film!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | Denmark

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Red Road See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,009, 15 April 2007

Gross USA:

$154,892

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,128,345
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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