Punks & Hooligans Two-Fer: The Firm/Elephant & Made in Britain
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(Apr 24, 2007)
His vision exposed a real world of raw life like no others. His career inspired a group of actors, writers and directors that changed movies forever. In these acclaimed dramas from the late Alan Clarke, experience the unsparing work of the director The London Observer still calls "the greatest British filmmaker of his generation."
Gary Oldman (SID & NANCY, JFK) gives a blistering performance as Bex Bissell, a middle-class family man who also leads a violent gang of soccer hooligans. Philip Davis (VERA DRAKE) co-stars in this scorching drama directed by Clarke that critics have called a modern-day A CLOCKWORK ORANGE.
In the film that The Village Voice hails as "Clarke's masterpiece" and would become the direct inspiration for Gus Van Sant's award-winning movie of the same name, Clarke and producer Danny Boyle (TRAINSPOTTING, 28 DAYS LATER) explore the political violence of Northern Ireland via the stark and brutal depiction of eighteen separatist murders.
MADE IN BRITAIN
Academy Award(r) nominee Tim Roth (RESERVOIR DOGS, PULP FICTION) made his unforgettable film debut as Trevor, a ferocious teenage skinhead whose random acts of racism, vandalism and violence send him on a snarling spiral through England's justice system. This is the unsparing portrait of youth fueled by rage and hate prowling an empire ruled by repression and despair. It remains a shattering cinematic experience that could only be MADE IN BRITAIN.
"A RAZOR-SHARP TRAWL THROUGH THE UNDERBELLY OF THATCHER'S BRITAIN..." -- FilmFour.com
"ASTONISHING... Tim Roth Gives An Absolutely Electrifying Performance!" -- The New York Press
"MAGNIFICENT... An Unsettling And Unforgettable Experience!" -- Sight And Sound
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Made in Britain is a MUST SEE too so don't miss it. I love that film!