The Selfish Giant (2013)

Selfish Giant
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 31mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Foreign
Keywords conflict, crime, friends, greed, outcast, outsider, school, small town, teen, teenage, thief, tragedy
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Oscar Wilde Source Material (from story: "The Selfish Giant") 120786 4000002
Clio Barnard Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000001
Mike Eley Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Nick Fenton Editor n/a 172 7000001
Helen Scott Production Designer n/a 164 9000002
David Bowes Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Tracy O'Riordan Producer n/a 3 3000001
Clio Barnard Director n/a 2 2000001
Lorraine Ashbourne Actor Mary 1 1000003
Siobhan Finneran Actor Mrs. Swift 1 1000002
Steve Evets Actor Price Drop Swift 1 1000004
Elliott Tittensor Actor Martin Fenton 1 1000005
Shaun Thomas Actor Swifty 1 1000007
Conner Chapman Actor Arbor 1 1000006
Sean Gilder Actor Kitten 1 1000001
In this contemporary fable, 13-year-old Arbor and his best friend Swifty are excluded from school and are outsiders in their own neighborhood. The two boys meet Kitten, a local scrap dealer and wandering through their town with just a horse and a cart, they begin collecting scrap metal for him. Swifty has a natural gift with horses, while Arbor emulates Kitten - keen to impress him and make some money. However, Kitten favors Swifty, leaving Arbor feeling hurt and excluded, and driving a wedge between the boys. As Arbor becomes increasingly greedy and exploitative, tensions build, leading to a tragic event that transforms them all.