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1,966 Ratings


Directed by Lynne Ramsay
United Kingdom, France, 1999


Set during Scotland’s national garbage strike of the mid-1970s, Lynne Ramsay’s 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.

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Ratcatcher Directed by Lynne Ramsay

Critics reviews

Lynne Ramsay conjures beautiful images out of the grimness of a council estate in 1970s Glasgow in the middle of a rubbish collectors’ strike… It is a touching coming of age film with a remarkable tenderness towards its flawed characters, and an exceptional ability to make the mundane beautiful.
September 14, 2016
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The enigmatic, mysterious and unsettling aura of these traumatic experiences comes, precisely, from the undulating, ever-shifting perspective: this tension is at the core of Ramsay’s work as a filmmaker, and it creates a dynamic equilibrium that is among the most rigorous traits of her narrative style.
April 07, 2015
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