Ratcatcher 1999
Lynne Ramsay's Ratcatcher is the antidote to all of the funny and heartwarming films Bill Forsyth directed in the late '70s and early '80s. It is the kind of dark and depressing drama that can quite easily turn into an endurance test if you approach it with the wrong mindset.

A typically unrestrained housing project kid, James (William Eadie) is traumatized by the accidental death of a playmate, but everyday life is so numbingly base that he betrays no outside reaction. His hardworking mother and father are crammed into a rotting flat with him and his two sisters; the neighborhood is ruled by young toughs of all sizes and descriptions, and anyone with any sensitivity toward anything is fair game. James strikes up an intimate relationship with a local girl regularly abused by the toughs, but his ability to truly connect with anyone, even a pal who's into animals and pets, is severely limited. And even his fantasy life can't escape the reality that his city is in the midst of a garbage strike, and rats are proliferating everywhere.

Director: Lynne Ramsay
Cast: Tommy Flanagan, Mandy Matthews, William Eadie, Michelle Stewart, Lynne Ramsay Jr., Leanne Mullen, John Miller, Jackie Quinn
Country: UK, France
Genre: Drama

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:33:51 | 44.9 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English


Lynne Ramsay - presented here are two interviews with Lynne Ramsay that focus on the production of Ratcatcher and its visual style. Also, there are some interesting comments about some of the classics films that have had an impact on the director. In English, not subtitled. (2002 - 23 min, 2021- 21 min).

Alwin Kuchler - in this audio interview, cinematographer Alwin Kuchler recalls his contribution to Ratcatcher and relationship with Lynne Ramsay. The interview was conducted by cinematographer Christopher Ross in November 2020. In English, not subtitled. (66 min).

Short Films - presented here are three short films that Lynne Ramsay directed before Ratcatcher.
1. Small Deaths (1995). In English, not subtitled. (12 min).
2. Kill the Day (1996). In English, not subtitled. (19 min).
3. Gasman (1997). In English, not subtitled. (16 min).

Trailer - original theatrical trailer for Ratcatcher. In English, not subtitled. (2 min).