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Aro Recommended Young Adam


UK / Scotland 2003, 94 minutes
Dir. David Mackenzie
Rating: [R18]
Genres: Suspense/Crime, Drama / Sex

Topics: Period 1950s.


Aroview: Evocatively set amid the grimy canal barges of post-WW2 Scotland, this follows the shady fortunes of a failed writer (McGregor), whose masculine attractions conceal a touch of callousness for the women he beds.

Drifting into the lives of a struggling couple, he has soon cuckolded the husband (Mullan) with a series of frank, nothing-left-to-hide sexual encounters with the raggedy wife (Swinton). However, putting an total dampener over proceedings is a whiff of murder, interwoven with ambiguous flashbacks and vivid period touches. From the novel by Glaswegian 'beat' writer Alexander Trocchi, this is a commendable adaptation.

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • extra stuff
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 16:9

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