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Dead Man's Shoes
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Shane Meadows


Talented director Shane Meadows (A ROOM FOR ROMEO BRASS) teams up with fellow Brit Paddy Considine (IN AMERICA) for this exhilarating venture towards the dark edges of the human psyche. Considine plays Richard, a former military man who looks like life has chewed him up and spat him out in the most ugly way imaginable. As Meadows's film begins, Richard returns to his small home town along with his mentally challenged younger brother, Anthony (Toby Kebbell). It quickly becomes clear why Richard has returned: some years previously a gang of local thugs, led by the thoroughly unpleasant Sonny (Gary Stretch), tortured Anthony, and Richard is hell-bent on making them pay for their crimes. Meadows gradually allows Richard's psychotic tendencies and lust for revenge to unravel, crafting a number of scenes where Richard teasingly mocks Sonny and co. before delving into scenes of shockingly relentless violence.

 

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Film Info

RUNTIME - 90 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2004

COUNTRY - United Kingdom

LANGUAGE - English

SUBTITLES - English, Spanish

Director

Shane Meadows

Producer

Mark Herbert

Screenwriter

Shane Meadows

Actor

Gary Stretch

Actor

Toby Kebbell

Music

Aphex Twin

Director of Photography

Danny Cohen

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