Renowned actor Paddy Considine’s first feature behind the camera is a tour de force propelled by the sheer intensity of its performances and storytelling.
Joseph, a tormented, self-destructive man plagued by violence, finds hope of redemption in Hannah, a Christian charity-shop worker he meets one day while fleeing an altercation. Initially derisive of her faith and presumed idyllic existence, Joseph nonetheless returns to the shop and soon realizes that Hannah’s life is anything but placid. As a relationship develops, they come to understand the deep pain in each other’s lives.
An unconventional love story, Tyrannosaur transcends its bleak circumstances through Joseph and Hannah’s vigorous impulse toward redemption. Shouldering the weight of burdened lives with great humanity and a deep understanding of our capacity to heal, Mullan and Colman deliver two of the most outstanding performances of the year. Considine’s portrait of these two lost souls, bloody but unbowed, is a devastating and profoundly beautiful experience. —Sundance Film Festival
Patrick “Paddy” George Considine (born 5 September 1973) is an English actor, director, screenwriter and frequent collaborator with Shane Meadows.
To international audiences, he may be more familiar for his roles in In America, The Bourne Ultimatum, 24 Hour Party People and Hot Fuzz. To British audiences may be more familiar for his roles in Dead Man’s Shoes, A Room for Romeo Brass and Red Riding: 1980.
His directorial debut, the short film Dog Altogether, won a number of awards including the 2008 BAFTA Award for Best Short Film. —wikipedia
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