DVD - 2002
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"In her breathtaking and assured debut feature, Lynne Ramsey creates a haunting evocation of a troubles Glasgow childhood. Set during Scotland's national garbage strike of the mid-1970s, Ratcatcher explores the experiences of a poor adolescent boy as he struggles to reconcile his dreams and his guilt with the abjection that surrounds him. Utilizing beautiful, elusive imagery, candid performances, and unexpected humor, Ratcatcher deftly contrasts urban decay with a rich interior landscape of hope and perseverance, resulting in a work at once raw and deeply poetic."--Container.
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2002
Branch Call Number: DVD RAT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : Dolby digital Surround stereo. sd., col. ; 12 cm. + 1 folded sheet insert


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voisjoe1 Jun 30, 2014

A view of the Glasgow slums in the midst of a garbage collector's strike. Once something really horrible happens in one's childhood, the horror will live with them forever, as a haunting memory. This was the debut film of director Lynne Ramsay. She will eventually get Tilda Swinton to play in her film "We Need to Talk About Kevin." Ramsay's films, perhaps social realism, often deal with lives we would all rather not have to experience. Sadly, though, there are some people that are trapped in horrible environments. Environments, which a lot of people would like to believe do not exist.

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