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Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee (2009)

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Rock roadie, Le Donk, has lived, loved and learned. Along the way, he's lost a classy girlfriend but gained a sidekick, Scorz-Ayz-Ee. He sets out to make Scorz a star with a little help from the Artic Monkeys.

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Shane Meadows

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Shane Meadows
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paddy Considine ... Le Donk
Dean Palinczuk Dean Palinczuk ... Scor-Zay-Zee
Olivia Colman ... Olivia
Richard Graham Richard Graham ... Olivia's Boyfriend
Seamus O'Neill Seamus O'Neill ... Le Donk's Lodger (as Seamus O'Neil)
Nigel Reeks Nigel Reeks ... Big Nige
Alex Turner Alex Turner ... Himself (Arctic Monkeys)
Matt Helders ... Himself (Arctic Monkeys)
Nick O'Malley Nick O'Malley ... Himself (Arctic Monkeys)
Jamie Robert Cook Jamie Robert Cook ... Himself (Arctic Monkeys) (as Jamie Cook)
Shane Meadows ... Himself
Mark Herbert Mark Herbert ... Himself
Dean Rogers Dean Rogers ... Himself
Clare Slessor Clare Slessor ... Herself
Alexandra Collins Alexandra Collins ... Herself (as Alex Collins)
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An improvised comedy, shot over five days by Shane Meadows, devised with and starring Paddy Considine. Rock roadie and failed musician, Le Donk has lived, loved and learned. Along the way he's lost a girlfriend but he has found a new sidekick in up-and-coming rap prodigy Scor-zay-zee. With Meadows' fly-on-the-wall crew in tow, Donk sets out to make Scor-zay-zee a star...with a little help from the Arctic Monkeys... This low-budget rockumentary follows Le Donk and Scorz on their journey of a lifetime; it's an unpredictable, irrepressible ode to spontaneous filmmaking - and to a burgeoning UK rap talent Written by Protagonist

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 2009 (UK) See more »

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Le Donk See more »

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Budget:

£48,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Trivia

The Le Donk character was created while Shane Meadows and Paddy Considine were attending college together in their late teens. See more »

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Referenced in Stockholms 20th International Film Festival (2009) See more »

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Cheating the Game
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Hilarious and sweet
7 April 2012 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

The success of Shane Meadows' recent television series on Channel 4 will hopefully spike a revival of interest in his brilliant movies; including this one, his funniest film yet. In his youth, Meadows was in a band with Paddy Considine, whose career as an actor he later helped launch; and the two are back together here, with Meadows playing a fictionalised version of himself, a film-maker shooting a documentary about the life of a roadie (Considine) and his musical protégé, a most unlikely rapper. Considine is great, as ever, in playing the part of a social misfit utterly lacking in self-awareness: the film is full of laugh-out-load moments, yet still manages to be touching in places. I don't know if the low budget is the reason why the role of a supposedly new-born baby is played by a child who's practically a toddler, and it's scarcely a weighty piece, but it's delightful nonetheless. I continue to find Meadows' ongoing struggle for commissions amazing - to me, he's the best film-maker we have in the U.K. right now.


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