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Ratcatcher [25th Anniversary]15

Party Like it’s 1999: Hand-picked films from the turn of the milennium. “We only want you to have some fun…”

Lynne Ramsay captures a haunting portrayal of an impoverished Glasgow childhood during the 1975 bin strike, as 12-year-old James (William Eadie) is haunted by his part in a local tragedy and struggles to make sense of the guilt and cruelty of his environment. Featuring breathtaking imagery, astonishing performances and a touch of sweetness, this British classic remains raw and deeply moving 25 years on.

★★★★★ “Spellbinding… a must-see; a shimmer, transcendental poem” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“Powerful, compelling viewing” – Empire Magazine
“Mesmerising” – James Christopher, The Times
“Exhilarating, poignant, decidedly different” – Time Out


Tommy Flanagan • Mandy Matthews • William Eadie


Lynne Ramsay

Running Time

94 minutes
very strong language, sexually abusive behaviour, suicide references