Rent Riff-Raff (1991)

3.6 of 5 from 95 ratings
1h 35min
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Synopsis:
Stevie (Robert Carlyle), a young Glaswegian just out of Barlinnie prison, comes down to London and gets a job on a building site - a melting pot of itinerant labourers from all over the country. Here he has to contend with Mick the bossy ganger trying - but usually failing to control his workers, Shem, Mo (George Moss) and Larry (Ricky Tomlinson) and the other lads as they duck and dive the rules and regulations of the building trade. Stevie has other problems to contend: the wages are low, the site teems with rats, he has nowhere to sleep and life in London isn't that easy. One day, on his way to work, Stevie finds a handbag in a skip. He takes it back to it owner and meets Susan.
As Stevie and Susan learn to live with the ups and downs of life in London, Riff-Raff builds a portrait - sometimes gritty, often funny of life as it is lived in the margins.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Sally Hibbin
Writers:
Bill Jesse
Studio:
Cinema Club
Genres:
British Films, Comedy, Drama
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
01/05/2002
Run Time:
95 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/09/2017
Run Time:
96 minutes
Languages:
English LPCM Mono, English LPCM Stereo
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Ken Loach: The Guardian Lecture at the National Film Theatre with Derek Malcolm (1992, 74 mins) Face to Face: Jeremy Isaacs talks to Ken Loach (Geraldine Dowd, 1991, 40 mins): the former head of Channel Four discusses the filmmaker's life and career
  • Carry on Ken (Toby Reisz, 2006, 49 mins): an in-depth documentary appraising the director
  • Original Trailers
  • Stills galleries

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Reviews (1) of Riff-Raff

No riff Raff here! - Riff-Raff review by CP Customer

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31/08/2007

A superb film, with a great set of actors all working closely together, to produce a story, true to life, funny and heartbreaking. A bit rough round the ages but I loved it, acting at it's best, not glossed up and perfect but bare and natural, some great lines and lots pf good laughs.

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