Ratcatcher | 2000

Drama
A look at a 12 year old Glasgow boy growing up in a working class neighborhood.

Cast

... Da

Actor

... Ma

Actor

... James

Actor

... Ellen

Actor

... Anne Marie

Actor

... Margaret Anne

Actor

... Kenny

Actor

... Mrs Quinn

Actor

... Mr Quinn

Actor

... Mrs Fowler

Actor

... Matt Monroe

Actor

... Billy

Actor

Company

AA Tree Surgeons & Sons

Production Company

Production Company

Arts Council of England

Production Company

Arts Council of England

Production Company

B&S Visual Technologies

Production Company

Synopsis

James' family live in a poor neighborhood of Glasgow in the late 1970s. While they wait for relocation to a nicer part of town, James makes do with playing by the canal with Margaret Anne and Kenny. Margaret Anne is older, and willing to sleep with the local boys for a bit of affection, while Kenny loves animals, but is slow-witted. As the garbage piles up during a prolonged strike by the garbage collectors, James dreams of a better life and tries to escape the realities of his family and personal tragedies. As his family's dream of moving to a new home slowly fades, James also finds himself increasingly estranged from his loved ones and surroundings. The only place where he can find any solace is in a half-constructed housing subdivision in the pastoral suburbs--a bus journey away--for it is here where James feels he truly belongs.

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