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Ratcatcher ★½ 1999

Twelve yearold James (Eadie) gets into a fight with another boy on the banks f the canal that runs through their 1970s working class Glasgow neighborhood. Ryan allsin and drowns and James keeps quiet while being endlessly drawn back to the scene. Meanwhile there's trouble at homeand the family's hopes for a better life (by moving to new council housing) is also in jeopardy. 93m/C VHS, DVD . GB William Eadie, Tommy Flanagan, Mandy Matthews, Leanne Mul len, John Miller; D: Lynne Ramsay; W: Lynne Ramsay; C: Alwin Kuchler; M: Rachel Portman.

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