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HIC & Hull Noir: DEAD MAN’S SHOES
November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm£6 - £7
Hull Independent Cinema and Hull Noir presents: DEAD MAN’S SHOES
Dir. Shane Meadows | 2004 | UK | Cert 18 | 90 mins | English language
Starring Paddy Considine, Gary Stretch, Toby Kebbell
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A soldier returns home to his small town and exacts a deadly revenge on the thugs who tormented his dimwitted brother while he was away. One by one the young hoodlums meet their fates as the soldier releases the hate he feels inside.
Includes pre-film introduction from guest speaker Nick Triplow, Ted Lewis’s biographer and author of GETTING CARTER: Ted Lewis and the Birth of Brit Noir.
Richard has always protected his simple-minded little brother Anthony. When Richard leaves the rural village where they have grown up to join the army, Anthony is taken in by Sonny, a controlling and vicious local drug dealer and his gang of lads. Anthony becomes the gang’s pet and plaything. Seven years later, Richard returns to settle the score. One by one, he hunts down each member of the gang and executes them in increasingly elaborate ways as flashbacks reveal the extent to which his brother suffered at their hands. DEAD MAN’S SHOES is a genre-defying film blending horror, supernatural elements, comedy, and social realism. Set in a Midlands village, it explores the underbelly of contemporary rural Britain in communities where crime is unchecked and drugs, intimidation, and power games are blandly accepted as the fabric of daily life.
Nominated, Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film, BAFTA Awards
Nominated, Best British Independent Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, British Independent Film Awards
“Meadows [makes] a stringy pulp premise into something personal and passionate which builds from relaxed comedy into existential dread…” – Noel Murray, AV Club
“DEAD MAN’S SHOES is for the true connoisseur: a tight, well-made, evocative piece of filmmaking that recalls the extreme emotions in some of Sam Peckinpah’s genre-benders about retribution and vigilante justice.” Rex Reed, The New York Observer
DEAD MAN’S SHOES is certified 18 by the British Board of Classification. If more information, please visit their website. The warning may contain plot spoilers.
Celebrating the best of British and international crime fiction, Hull Noir plays host to the prestigious Iceland Noir on their bi-annual travels from the festival’s home city of Reykjavik.
Highlighting Hull’s crime fiction heritage from GET CARTER author, Ted Lewis, to the current crop of crime and noir writers working in the city, the festival forges new connections and examines the themes of contemporary crime fiction.
Tickets are not available via the Vue Box Office online or at the cinema, and is not included in Vue’s £4.99 ticket deal. Tickets available via Hull Box Office online, over the phone or on the door on the night of the screening.
Tickets are unreserved seating – seat choice is first come, first served, upon doors opening.
Doors to the screening room will open around 10-15 minutes before the performance starts.
7:30pm: Introductions, main feature DEAD MAN’S SHOES