Cert: 18 Year: 2003 Length: 98 mins Language: English
Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Peter Mullan, Emily Mortimer.
A faithful adaptation of Scottish writer Alexander Trocchi's 1957 cult novel. Ewan McGregor plays Joe, a rootless young drifter who finds work on a barge travelling between Glasgow and Edinburgh, owned by Les and his wife Ella. One afternoon they discover the corpse of a young woman floating in the water. Accident? Suicide? Murder? As the police investigate and a suspect is arrested, we discover that Joe knows more than he is letting on. Young Adam (MacKenzie's second feature) is a remarkable achievement, meticulously crafted with Giles Nuttgens' beautiful widescreen cinematography and with a superb soundtrack by David Byrne (of Talking Heads fame). A film brimful of scenes that make a lasting impression. Not to be missed.
Best Film, German Film Awards 2002
Nominated Best Film, Berlin I.F.F.
Awe-inspiring, beautiful and authentically moving. It's close to perfection.
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