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TYRANNOSAUR

UK, 2011 (MIFF 2011, International Panorama)

Director: Paddy Considine

"An intense exploration of the corrosive effects of human violence." - Hollywood Reporter

A drunk and washed-up excuse for a man, Joseph (Peter Mullan, director of Neds, MIFF 2011) vents his anger on whoever or whatever is unlucky enough to get in his way: a group of friends at the pub, the window of a post office, even his long-suffering and ever-loyal dog. But when he unleashes his frustrations on Christian charity store worker Hannah, he finds an unlikely friend in someone accustomed to abuse and thick-skinned enough to look past it.

The directorial debut feature from acclaimed actor-turned-filmmaker Paddy Considine, a long-time collaborator of Shane Meadows (This is England, MIFF 2006), Tyrannosaur is an unflinching, sometimes brutal account of the grittier side of human nature.

"A powerful and intense debut... driven by quite outstanding performances." - Screen International

D/S Paddy Considine P Diarmid Scrimshaw Dist Madman Entertainment 35mm/2011

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