FIRM, THE / ELEPHANT
Directed by: Alan Clarke (Scum, Made in Britain)
Starring: Gary Oldman (Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Sid & Nancy), Lesley Manville (Vera Drake), Philip Davis (Quadrophenia)
Release Date: February 28, 2006
Two acclaimed dramas from the late Alan Clarke. Experience how his vision exposed a real world of raw life like no others.
“The greatest British filmmaker of his generation.”
His vision exposed a real world of raw life like no others. His career inspired a group of actors, writers and directors that changed movies forever. In these two acclaimed dramas from the late Alan Clarke, experience the unsparing work of the director The London Observer still calls “the greatest British filmmaker of his generation.”
Gary Oldman (SID & NANCY, JFK) gives a blistering performance as Bex Bissell, a middle-class family man who also leads a violent gang of soccer hooligans. Philip Davis (VERA DRAKE) co-stars in this scorching drama directed by Clarke that critics have called a modern-day A CLOCKWORK ORANGE.
In the film that The Village Voice hails as “Clarke’s masterpiece” and would become the direct inspiration for Gus Van Sant’s award-winning movie of the same name, Clarke and producer Danny Boyle (TRAINSPOTTING, 28 DAYS LATER) explore the political violence of Northern Ireland via the stark and brutal depiction of eighteen separatist murders.
- Still Galleries
- Audio Commentary with Producer Danny Boyle
- Memories Of Elephant – Interviews with Gary Oldman, David Hare and Molly Clarke
- English: Dolby Digital Mono
- Subtitles: English
- 1.33:1 / 4×3
- The Firm: 70 Mins.
- Elephant: 39 Mins.
- Not Rated
- Region Code: 0
NOTES & REVIEWS
– The Sun
“A Blistering Performance!”