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Red Road (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 27 October 2006 (UK)
Jackie works as a CCTV operator. Each day she watches over a small part of the world, protecting the people living their lives under her gaze. One day a man appears on her monitor, a man she thought she would never see again, a man she never wanted to see again. Now she has no choice, she is compelled to confront him.

Director:

Andrea Arnold

Writers:

Andrea Arnold, Lone Scherfig (characters) | 1 more credit »
22 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Dickie ... Jackie
Tony Curran ... Clyde
Martin Compston ... Stevie
Natalie Press ... April
Paul Higgins ... Avery
Andrew Armour Andrew Armour ... Alfred
Carolyn Calder Carolyn Calder ... Cleaner
John Comerford John Comerford ... Man With Dog
Jessica Angus Jessica Angus ... Bronwyn
Martin McCardie Martin McCardie ... Angus
Martin O'Neill Martin O'Neill ... Frank
Cora Bisset Cora Bisset ... Jo
Charles Brown Charles Brown ... Broomfield Barman
Annie Bain Annie Bain ... Aunt Kath
Frances Kelly Frances Kelly ... Woman in Denim Skirt
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Storyline

Whilst working as a CCTV operator in Glasgow's working-class Red Road estate, Jackie sees a face from the past, a face that she thought would no longer haunt her dreams. Keeping her distance, and with the use of her CCTV cameras, she follows the face and the man and she finally decides to confront him. It is here that past lives are once again entwined and reconciliations are aired. Written by Cinema_Fan

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Trivia

Red Road is the first of three films made at the behest of The Advance Party, a Danish project inspired by Lars von Trier, who challenged Arnold and two other new directors to create films with the same group of characters. See more »

Goofs

Follow the scene around 1 hour 40. The couple enters the flat and turns on the light and by a miracle the lava-lamp in the window post is warm! And in the next three camera shots the lava in the lamp changes positions in a way and a tempo that is not possible. See more »

Quotes

Clyde: [seeing Jackie for the first time] Have we met?
Jackie: Yeah, I saw you at a cafe.
Clyde: Right. At a cafe.
[Clyde takes Jackie's hand and they both start to dance]
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Connections

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Soundtracks

The Vanishing American Family
Performed by Scuba Z
(Cook, Hall)
Copyright Control
(p) 1970 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Odd Records Ltd.
Under exclusive license to Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.
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Mystery with a slow fuse
15 September 2006 | by saaremanSee all my reviews

I saw the North American premiere of Red Road on Sept 14, 2006 at the Isabel Bader Theatre during the Toronto International Film Festival.

This was extremely well made for a first time feature and the story line packed quite a few wallops on the way. It is a slow build up so just be patient, there'll be plenty of shocks to come and it is quite a while before all the pieces fall into place.

It was a very original idea and story by Andrea Arnold using the characters imposed on her by the limitations of a new Dogme-like film rule called Advance Party. 2 more films are set to come using the same lead characters and actors but in entirely different contexts. All of them must take place in Scotland according to the rules.

Director Andrea Arnold was there for the North American premiere and led a lively and humorous Q&A at the end that included the somewhat chilling statistics that the UK has over 4 million CCTVs or 1 for every 14 people and that overall they have 20% of the CCTVs in operation on the entire planet.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2006 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,009, 15 April 2007

Gross USA:

$154,892

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,128,345
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