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Scottish Crime in the Movies – Irvine Welsh – Filth


As the words of the song goes

Cause you’re filthy, oooh, and I’m gorgeous
Cause you’re filthy, oooh, and I’m gorgeous

You’re disgusting, oooh, and you’re nasty
And you can grab me, oooh, cause you’re nasty

Scheming Bruce Robertson, a bigoted and corrupt policeman, is in line for a promotion and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Enlisted to solve a brutal murder and threatened by the aspirations of his colleagues, including Ray Lennox, Bruce sets about ensuring their ruin, right under the nose of unwitting Chief Inspector Toal. As he turns his colleagues against one another by stealing their wives and exposing their secrets, Bruce starts to lose himself in a web of deceit that he can no longer control. His past is slowly catching up with him, and a missing wife, a crippling drug habit and suspicious colleagues start to take their toll on his sanity. The question is: can he keep his grip on reality long enough to disentangle himself from the filth?

James McAvoy as Bruce Robertson
Imogen Poots as Amanda Drummond
Jamie Bell as Ray Lennox
Eddie Marsan as Bladesey
Joanne Froggatt as Mary
Shirley Henderson as Bunty
Jim Broadbent as Dr. Rossi
Emun Elliott as Peter Inglis
Iain De Caestecker as Ocky
Pollyanna McIntosh as Size Queen
Kate Dickie as Chrissie
Martin Compston as Gorman
Gary Lewis as Gus Bain
David Soul as Punter
Ron Donachie as Hector
Natasha O’Keeffe as Anna
Shauna Macdonald as Carole Robertson
Brian McCardie as Dougie Gillman
Tracy-Ann Oberman as Diana
John Sessions as Bob Toal

Go and Enjoy the Movie


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