After 12-year-old Ryan drowns during a mock fight, his friend James experiences the first of many stages in his coming of age in early 1970s Glasgow.

Lynne Ramsay’s debut feature, Ratcatcher (1999), explored a working-class childhood in Glasgow in the early 1970s – not too different from her own – against the backdrop of chaos and decay caused by a refuse collectors’ strike.


Written and Directed by Lynne Ramsay

Produced by Gavin Emerson and co-produced by Bertrand Faivre

Starring Tommy Flanagan, William Eadie, Mandy Matthews

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