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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Le Donk
Dean Palinczuk ... Scor-Zay-Zee
... Olivia
Richard Graham ... Olivia's Boyfriend
Seamus O'Neill ... Le Donk's Lodger (as Seamus O'Neil)
Nigel Reeks ... Big Nige
Alex Turner ... Himself (Arctic Monkeys)
... Himself (Arctic Monkeys)
Nick O'Malley ... Himself (Arctic Monkeys)
Jamie Robert Cook ... Himself (Arctic Monkeys) (as Jamie Cook)
... Himself
Mark Herbert ... Himself
Dean Rogers ... Himself
Clare Slessor ... Herself
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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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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Written by James Yorkston
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Le Donk
26 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

Shane Meadows has earned an incomparable amount of slack over the course of his 13 year career, and although this takes an even bigger cut than last year's well observed but insubstantial Somers Town, its an enjoyable watch.

And although real life Nottingham rapper Scorzayzee gets top billing, this is basically the Paddy Considine show, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

Its dramatically underpowered and about as edgy as an episode of Last Of The Summer Wine, but its short and peppy and there are quite a few laughs in it.

But no 71 minute film should really be allowed to have four heedless musical montages in it.

And I'd have been monumentally p*ssed off if I'd have paid to see it in a cinema.


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