Rent Contact (1985)

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Synopsis:
Directed by Alan Clarke (Scum, The Firm), and adapted by AFN Clarke from his own autobiographical book, 'Contact' is a powerful, unsensational drama about a platoon of British paratroopers on border patrol in South Armagh. Finely-judged performances from Sean Chapman (Scum, Made in Britain) and the rest of the cast combine with fluid hand-held camerawork and night-vision imagery to create a sparse, documentary-like effect, expertly capturing the fear, confusion and bravery of uniformed soldiers fighting against an unseen enemy.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Terry Coles
Writers:
A.F.N. Clarke
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
British Films, Action & Adventure, Documentary, Drama
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
21/11/2016
Run Time:
66 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • David Leland introduction (1991, 4 mins)
  • Optional audio commentary with actor Sean Chapman
  • AFN Clarke on Contact (2016, 22 mins): an interview with the writer
  • Making Contact (2016): a gallery of location stills
  • Psy-Warriors (Alan Clarke, 1981, 73 mins): writer David Leland's harrowing drama, exploring the military's use of psychological interrogation techniques
  • Know your Enemy (2016, 18 mins): a documentary on the making of Contact and Psy-Warriors, featuring interviews with David Leland, Sean Chapman and filmmakers Paul Greengrass and Stephen Frears
BBFC:
Release Date:
21/11/2016
Run Time:
66 minutes
Languages:
English LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • David Leland introduction (1991, 4 mins)
  • Optional audio commentary with actor Sean Chapman
  • AFN Clarke on Contact (2016, 22 mins): an interview with the writer
  • Making Contact (2016): a gallery of location stills
  • Psy-Warriors (Alan Clarke, 1981, 73 mins): writer David Leland's harrowing drama, exploring the military's use of psychological interrogation techniques
  • Know your Enemy (2016, 18 mins): a documentary on the making of Contact and Psy-Warriors, featuring interviews with David Leland, Sean Chapman and filmmakers Paul Greengrass and Stephen Frears

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