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Strumpet (2001)

Strayman, a spontaneous poet, is landlord to a pack of stray dogs. Unable to resist another of life's strays, he hooks up with Strumpet, a shy, homeless girl with an extraordinary gift for music.

Director:

Danny Boyle

Writer:

Jim Cartwright
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Cast

Credited cast:
Josh Cole Josh Cole ... Record Engineer
David Crellin ... Curdy
Christopher Eccleston ... Strayman
Amanda Fairclough Amanda Fairclough ... Strumpet's Mother
Jenna G. Jenna G. ... Strumpet
Graeme Hawley ... Producer
Ramzi Marouani Ramzi Marouani ... Security Guard
Jonathan Ryland ... Colonel Parker
Stephen Taylor Stephen Taylor ... Perry
Stephen Walters ... Knockoff
Bernard Wrigley
Adam Zane Adam Zane ... Tim
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Strayman, a spontaneous poet, is landlord to a pack of stray dogs. Unable to resist another of life's strays, he hooks up with Strumpet, a shy, homeless girl with an extraordinary gift for music. After Strayman's neighbour overhears them singing, the three set off for London - Strayman's dogs in tow - in search of fame, fortune, and Top Of The Pops. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Genres:

Drama | Music

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Strumpet rocks baby, yeah!
30 August 2001 | by snixSee all my reviews

A personal highlight of the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2001, "Strumpet" is a dazzling showcase of DV filmmaking that never undermines the startling narrative, perfectly crafted by Jim Cartwright and realised by Danny Boyle. Christopher Eccleston is amazing! Hurting. Searching. Honest. Carrying the weight of life in "Chicken Town". Not since Four Weddings has the 'F' word been used to such good effect - here it hammers it's way into your psyche, painting a bleak canvas onto which the story unfolds. Anyways, enough already! Uplifting. Revelatory, and after months of rhetoric of how DV will change the world, I've finally seen the future... and it all hangs on a great story and true passion in front of and behind the camera.

This film shouldn't be defined by it's creation on DV. DV or not DV who cares? Good films come from the heart, and communicate some level of truth and experience and this film has plenty all round. Truly essential.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Běhna See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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