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Year: 2002
USA: Cowboy Pictures
UK: Momentum Pictures
Cast: Samantha Morton, Kathleen McDermott, Linda McGuire, Raife Patrick Burchell, Dan Cadan, Carolyn Calder, Jim Wilson, Dolly Wells, Ruby Milton
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Country: UK
UK: 97 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language, moderate sex and some bloody images
USA Release Date: 20 December 2002 (Limited Release - Los Angeles and New York)
UK Release Date: 1 November 2002


Morvern Callar (Samantha Morton) is a 21 year-old supermarket worker from a small port town in the west of Scotland. Morvern believes that life is something that you get on with as best you can with what you've got. One morning Morvern finds that what she's got is a dead boyfriend on the kitchen floor and his unpublished novel on their computer. What can she do? She tells everyone that 'he's' left her and left town. Nobody really understands - but then again Morvern is not really one for saying much about herself.

She'd like him back, but.... she changes the author's name on the novel to her own and sends it to a publisher, she hides the body and with the money he's left her she buys a package holiday to southern Spain for her best friend Lanna (Kathleen McDermott) and herself. In the bright southern light of Spain cracks emerge in the relationship between Morvern and Lanna.

Whilst Lanna is content to hang out in the tourist resort clubbing and having a good time, Morvern is watching, thinking and planning...

Awarded the Prix de la Jeunesse at the Cannes Film Festival 2002, MORVERN CALLAR is Lynne Ramsay's second feature. The script was adapted by Ramsay and co-writer Liana Dognini from the acclaimed novel by Scottish writer Alan Warner. MORVERN CALLAR sees Ramsay reunite with the same creative team involved with her shorts and RATCATCHER - director of photography Alwin Kuchler (THE CLAIM, ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER), production designer Jane Morton and editor Lucia Zuchetti (THE LOW DOWN).

DVD EXTRAS - Region 1

Rated R
Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen, Dolby, Surround Sound, Digital Sound

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