Lynne Ramsay

Ratcatcher

Ratcatcher

In her breathtaking and assured debut feature, Lynne Ramsay creates a haunting evocation of a troubled 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.

Film Info

  • Lynne Ramsay
  • United Kingdom
  • 1999
  • 94 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #162

Special Features

  • New digital transfer, enhanced for 16x9 televisions
  • 2002 video interview with director Lynne Ramsay
  • Three short films by Lynne Ramsay: Gasman (Winner of the Jury Prize at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival); Kill the Day (Winner of the Jury Prize at the 1997 Clermont Ferrand Festival); Small Deaths (Winner of the Jury Prize at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival)
  • Stills gallery
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

Cover based on a theatrical poster

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Special Features

  • New digital transfer, enhanced for 16x9 televisions
  • 2002 video interview with director Lynne Ramsay
  • Three short films by Lynne Ramsay: Gasman (Winner of the Jury Prize at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival); Kill the Day (Winner of the Jury Prize at the 1997 Clermont Ferrand Festival); Small Deaths (Winner of the Jury Prize at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival)
  • Stills gallery
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

Cover based on a theatrical poster

Ratcatcher
Cast
Tommy Flanagan
Da
Mandy Matthews
Ma
William Eadie
James
Michelle Stewart
Ellen
Lynne Ramsay Jr.
Anne Marie
Leanne Mullen
Margaret Anne
John Miller
Kenny
Jackie Quinn
Mrs. Quinn
James Ramsay
Mr. Quinn
Credits
Director
Lynne Ramsay
Screenplay
Lynne Ramsay
Producer
Gavin Emerson
Executive producers
Andrea Calderwood
Executive producers
Barbara McKissack
Executive producers
Sarah Radclyffe
Cinematography
Alwin Küchler
Production design
Jane Morton
Editing
Lucia Zucchetti
Music
Rachel Portman

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