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Filth

Year:
Duration:
97 min
Genres:
Comedy | Crime | Drama
IMDB rate:
7.1
Director:
Jon S. Baird
Awards:
6 wins & 11 nominations
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 2013-10-03
Filming Locations: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Earnings
Budget: $5,000,000
Opening Weekend: £247,860 (UK) (29 September 2013)
Gross: $34,321 (USA) (20 July 2014)
Cast
Actor
Character
James McAvoy
Bruce
Jamie Bell
Lennox
Eddie Marsan
Bladesey
Imogen Poots
Drummond
Emun Elliott
Inglis
Gary Lewis
Gus
Shauna Macdonald
Carole
Jim Broadbent
Dr. Rossi
Joanne Froggatt
Mary
Kate Dickie
Chrissie
Martin Compston
Gorman
Iain De Caestecker
Ocky
Shirley Henderson
Bunty
Joy McAvoy
Estelle
Jordan Young
Lexo
Pollyanna McIntosh
Size Queen
Bobby Rainsbury
Stephanie
Michael Moreland
Tramp
Therese Bradley
Madam Maisie
Zack Eisaku Niizato
Japanese Student
Robin Laing
Rent Boy
Franziska Altmeyer
Hamburg Carole
Ron Donachie
Hector
Tracy Ann Oberman
Diana (as Tracy-Ann Oberman)
Mitchell Mullen
Bobby
Jake Wilson
Little Davie
Luke McDonald
Euan
Jodie Mccallum
Dealer's Girlfriend
Chris Young
Drunken Santa Claus
Jonathan Watson
Uniformed Policeman
David Soul
Punter
Chris Cameron
Skanky Dealer
Colin Healy
Colin
Lauren Maddox
Posh Lady
Natasha O'Keeffe
Anna
Chidi Chickwe
Steven
Sanjeev Kohli
Sunil
Neil D'Souza
Anil
Vanda Dadras
Air Stewardess
Jamie Wallace
Obnoxious Son
Trudie Styler
Madame R Zen Ficken
Megan Finn
Stacey
Craig Garner
Dwarf
Gregor Gillespie
Naked Police Officer (uncredited)
Christian Kinell
Airplane Passenger (uncredited)
Maxwell Laird
Dwarf
Lars-Peter Larsson
Airplane Passenger (uncredited)
Edwards Lewis
Dwarf
Andrew Martin
Dwarf
J. Scott Murray
Naked policeman (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
When Bruce (James McAvoy) stops watching a porn movie, TV is playing Frank, a show that has become movie of the same name : Frank (2014). In it, it is Michael Fassbender that plays the infamous Frank. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender are respectively Professor X and Magneto in X-Men :First Class (2011) and X-Men : Days of Future Past (2014).
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The film contains several references to the book it's based on: -the pig that Bruce sees in his hallucinations is very similar to the pig on the original cover design of the book. -the man with Carole and Stacey in the supermarket. -the thread worm in the painting in Bruce's hallucinated consultation room. Large portions of the book are narrated by the thread worm growing inside Bruce.
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The closing cartoon credits include a mountain range which has been painted to look like a profile of James McAvoy's face.
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Goofs
In the bedroom at Ocky's flat, Bruce lifts the inhaler and the dark blue cap is on, but he immediately snaps it up and takes a puff without removing the cap.
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While on holiday in Hamburg, Bladesey reads from his guidebook and tells Bruce that modern Germany has existed since 1865. German unification happened in 1871.
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When Ray tells Bruce that he will apply for the Inspector position, Bruce burns a hole into the couch with his cigarette. In the next shot, the cigarette is completely lit, with a full amount of ashes at the top.
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Quotes
Bruce Robertson: I think they've left me. I think my family have left me. I don't know how. I can't remember why. You see, there's something wrong with me. There is something seriously wrong with me.
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Bruce Robertson: Happy Christmas and all that shite.
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Bruce Robertson: Scotland. This nation brought the world television, the steam engine, golf, whiskey, penicillin, and of course, the deep-fried Mars bar. It is great being Scottish. We're such a uniquely successful race.
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Faq
Q
Is the film based on a book?
A
Yes; Filth is a film adaptation of the 1998 crime novel of the same name, written by Scottish author Irvine Welsh and published by Vintage Books.
Q
Why the title 'Filth'?
A
Like the novel, the meaning of the title is two-fold, and a play on words. First, the plot centres around Scottish Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson. It should be noted that 'filth' is a slang term for the police in the UK, used mainly as a pejorative and often in the criminal underworld. The name also directly refers to the depraved and frankly disgusting behaviour of the protagonist. Indeed, the contents of the novel, and undoubtedly the upcoming film adapation, is akin to filth.
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