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RED ROAD


Year: 2006
USA: Tartan Films
UK: Verve Pictures
Cast: Kate Dickie, Tony Curran, Martin Compston, Natalie Press, Andrew Armour, Paul Higgins
Director: Andrea Arnold
Countries: UK / Denmark
USA: 113 mins
UK: 117 mins
UK Certificate: 18 contains strong sex and very strong language
USA Release Date: 13 April 2007 (Limited Release - New York and Los Angeles)
UK Release Date: 27 October 2006
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Synopsis

Cannes Jury Prize winner RED ROAD, the feature film debut of Oscar-winning writer and director Andrea Arnold, will be released throughout the UK by Verve Pictures on October 27.

Starring Kate Dickie, Tony Curran, Martin Compston and Natalie Press, RED ROAD tells the story of Jackie who 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. Now she has no choice, Jackie is compelled to confront him.

Kate Dickie (WHO DO YOU LOVE) appears in the leading role, together with Tony Curran (MIAMI VICE, GLADIATOR, BLADE II), Martin Compston (SWEET SIXTEEN) and Natalie Press (MY SUMMER OF LOVE).

RED ROAD is part of a unique, three-film concept called Advance Party produced by Sigma Films in Glasgow and Zentropa in Denmark. The idea behind Advance Party is that the same group of characters would be given to three different directors who would each have to develop a film around those characters. All the films would shoot for the same length of time in the same city, Glasgow. Sigma and Zentropa had decided to use first time directors paired with first time producers. In their search for three new directors Andrea Arnold came immediately to mind because Sigma had seen her Academy AwardŽ-winning short film WASP.

The Advance Party - The Rules

"The scripts can take their starting point in one or more characters or they may be subjected to an external drama. The characters can also participate in a form that is governed primarily by neither characters nor plot.

The films take place in Scotland but apart from that the writers are free to place them anywhere according to geography, social setting or ethnic background. Their back-stories can be expanded, family relations can be created between them, they can be given habits good or bad, and secondary characters can be added if it is proper for the individual film.

The interpersonal relationships of the characters differ from film to film and they may be weighted differently as major or minor characters. The development of the characters in each story or genre does not affect the other scripts.

All of the characters must appear in all of the films.

The various parts will be cast with the same actors in the same parts in all of the films." - Lone Scherfig & Anders Thomas Jensen










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