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Tyrannosaur (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama | 7 October 2011 (Ireland)
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Joseph, a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction, earns a chance of redemption that appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker.

Director:

Paddy Considine

Writer:

Paddy Considine
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 20 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Mullan ... Joseph
Archie Lal Archie Lal ... Post Office Cashier
Jag Sanghera Jag Sanghera ... Gurav
Mike Fearnley Mike Fearnley ... Dan
Paul Conway Paul Conway ... Terry
Lee Rufford Lee Rufford ... Paul
Olivia Colman ... Hannah
Samuel Bottomley ... Samuel
Sian Breckin Sian Breckin ... Kelly
Paul Popplewell ... Bod
Eddie Marsan ... James
Robin Butler Robin Butler ... Jack
Sally Carman ... Marie
Ned Dennehy ... Tommy
Fiona Carnegie ... Woman in Shop
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Storyline

The story of Joseph, a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph's life spirals into turmoil, a chance at redemption appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship develops to reveal that Hannah is hiding a secret of her own with devastating consequences to both of their lives. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2011 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Tiranossauro See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,635, 20 November 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,088, 11 March 2012
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Warp X,Inflammable Films,Film4 See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the early bar scene where Joseph is sitting alone talking to himself, the voice off screen saying, "Are you all right, Joseph?" belongs to director Paddy Considine, who said he was so taken in by Peter Mullan's performance that the question was totally spontaneous. See more »

Quotes

Hannah: I feel safe with you.
Joseph: Nobody's safe with me.
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Preceding the end credits is the note: For Pauline See more »

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References The Blue Planet (2001) See more »

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Hi Jack
Written by Chris Wheat
Performed by Chris Wheat
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Brutal
25 November 2011 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

Tyrannosaur was a tough and sometimes brutal film to watch. It's unsettling to watch both of these characters unravel. The best thing about it was the performances. Peter Mullan was great, but it was Olivia Colman who really stood out. Her character transformation was completely believable, and she was a powerhouse. To me, she was the driving force behind this film. The film takes some really unexpected turns in her character's arc, and by the time its over, it felt more like her film than Mullan's. As of now, she stands as one of the best performances of the year, and I hope many people take notice. Overall, definitely recommended, especially for Colman


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