Dir. Shane Meadows | 2004 | UK | Cert 18 | 90 mins | English language
Starring Paddy Considine, Gary Stretch, Toby Kebbell
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.
A disaffected soldier returns to his hometown to get even with the thugs who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother years ago.
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. Warning, may contain plot spoilers.
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, trailer reel. Main feature, DEAD MAN’S SHOES
Hull Noir Ted Lewis Film Season
In partnership with Hull Independent Cinema, Hull Noir presents a short season of exceptional crime films which relate to iconic crime fiction writer Ted Lewis. The gangster classic GET CARTER (1971) will be screened in a mini-series with John Boorman’s influential POINT BLANK (1967), based on Donald Westlake’s hardboiled thriller, The Hunter; and Shane Meadows’ uncompromising small town revenge story, DEAD MAN’S SHOES (2004).
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DEAD MAN’S SHOES is presented in partnership with Hull Independent Cinema, Hull Noir and Hull UK City of Culture 2017.