Rent Pierrepoint (2005)

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1h 31min
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Synopsis:
Pierrepoint is the gripping and dramatic true-life story of Albert Pierrepoint, Britain's most notorious hangman. Following in the footsteps of his father and uncle before him, Albert joins the 'family business' in 1934. Living a secret life as a master hangman, as well as a humble grocery deliveryman and loyal husband, Pierrepoint's reputation as the most highly regarded executioner in the land results in him executing some of Britain's most infamous murderers including Derek Bentley and Ruth Ellis, and also the Nazi war criminals convicted at the Nuremberg Trials. But the media coverage from these shatters Pierrepoint's closely guarded anonymity turning him into a minor celebrity.
As his two lives collide, and public opinion turns against capital punishment, Pierrepoint troubled by his notoriety is ready to give it all up, but fate has other plans in store for him.
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
Bob Mills, Jeff Pope
Others:
Christine Langan
Studio:
Lionsgate Films
Genres:
British Films, Drama
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
04/09/2006
Run Time:
91 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/12/2009
Run Time:
91 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (6) of Pierrepoint

Quietly shocking - Pierrepoint review by CP Customer

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28/01/2007

Superbly acted look at the life of Albert Pierrepoint, which tales place between the 1930's and (I think) late 50's. A seemingly morbid tale, it is nonetheless fascinating to see how Pierrpoint goes from 'national hero' to 'immoral butcher' as society's thinking about capital punishment changes. Timothy Spall is absolutely brilliant and the end of the film is shockingly tragic.

3 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

Thought provoking - Pierrepoint review by Pete W

Spoiler Alert
22/06/2007

Superb performance by Timothy Spall who shows us the humane side of an executioner and the eventual trauma which his profession causes to those who carry it out and their families. The film evokes the atmosphere of the 1930s to 1950s when capital punishment was an accepted part of everyday life but by the mid 1950s we see the unease caused by executions of innocent men like Evans and Bentley and of women - Ruth Ellis in particular. A strong cast all round. Based on fact, only one incident appears improbable but may be true for all I know. Recommended for those who enjoy a thought provoking film on a serious topic, well acted.

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

worth watching - Pierrepoint review by PV

Spoiler Alert
08/02/2008

Interesting film starring the always-excellent Timothy Spall. Perhaps if those execustion-bunglers in Iraq had watched this they'd know how to execute people efficiently and with dignity.

0 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

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