We come in peace, we leave you in pieces!
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.
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.