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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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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

MySpace | Verve Pictures [UK]

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Red Road is the first of three films made at the behest of The Advance Party, a Danish project inspired by Lars von Trier, who challenged Arnold and two other new directors to create films with the same group of characters. See more »

Goofs

When Jackie is talking to the London girl at Clyde's apartment, behind her upon the stove a lot of beer cans can be seen; the next shot in the same scene there's nothing on the stove. See more »

Quotes

Clyde: Do you know what I wonder about you?
Jackie: What?
Clyde: How your cunt taste like.
Jackie: [looking at Clyde blankly, not being surprised at all]
Clyde: Shocked?
Jackie: [blankly] Not really.
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Connections

Followed by Donkeys (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Morning Glory
Performed by Oasis
Words and Music by Noel Gallagher
Oasis Music/Sony/ATV Music Publishing Ltd.
(p) 1995 Big Brother Recordings Ltd.
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believable realism, complex and interesting characters
3 December 2007 | by Rob-O-CopSee all my reviews

This movie is a slow but engaging film about loss, guilt, and urban life in Scotland. I found it intriguing to watch the lives of lower class people in Scotland and its unglamorised portrayal of daily existence in high rise apartment blocks. Messy flats, shitty greasy spoon diners, laundromats, housing blocks with no frills, no trees, just like the real thing.

The surveillance camera cop was interesting in itself, but the story was almost a bit part player in this film. yes it was interesting and the way it was unveiled without giving away any details before you absolutely had to know them was well paced.

But the characters were the most interesting thing, This is bleak, modern, urban life, real and uncompromising. Not overly ugly, just raw and real, and interesting.


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