From the creator of Trainspotting comes Filth, a fast-paced, razor-sharp black comedy starring James McAvoy in a career-making performance as corrupt, sociopathic Edinburgh cop, Bruce Robertson. With a stellar cast including Imogen Poots, the imperious Jim Broadbent and Jamie Bell, Filth was one of the top box office successes in the UK.
Desperately bored with his duties as a Detective Sergeant, Bruce (McAvoy) survives on a mixture of cocaine, alcohol and sexually abusive relationships. Determined to secure the lucrative promotion to Detective Inspector and reconcile with his estranged wife and daughter, Bruce begins concocting a plan to sabotage his colleagues, including Amanda Drummond (Poots). Bruce turns his nearest rivals against each other, one by one, and by increasingly creative means.
Assigned to lead the investigation surrounding the murder of a Japanese student, Bruce soon finds his life spiralling out of control. With increasingly frequent hallucinations featuring his psychiatrist, Dr.Rossi (Broadbent), Bruce stumbles, schemes and manipulates his way through the investigation, with his mild-mannered friend Bladesey (Eddie Marsan) and partner Ray Lennox (Bell) at his side. When his drug addiction and unchecked psychological issues combine to test his grip on reality, they finally push him over the edge.
“A brilliantly twisted and wonderfully warped ride” Zoo
James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class, Atonement, The Last King of Scotland)
Jim Broadbent (Cloud Atlas, Gangs of New York, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince)
Imogen Poots(V for Vendetta, Fright Night)
Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, King Kong)
Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes, V for Vendetta, The Illusionist)
Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey)
Shirley Henderson (Trainspotting, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)
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