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The Selfish Giant

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The Selfish Giant

Certificate
15 Certificate
Title
91 Mins
Released
2013
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Packshot of The Selfish Giant
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
91 Mins
Released
2013

When Arbor and his best friend Swifty get expelled from school they decide to make money by selling scrap metal. They start working for a local scrap dealer. Swifty becomes close to his new boss, which puts a strain on the two boys' friendship. Despite the rift, Arbor and Swifty continue to work together but their search for metal leads them down a path that ends in tragedy. Strong language, once very strong.

Cast & Connections

Cast

  • Conner Chapman,
  • Shaun Thomas,
  • Sean Gilder,
  • Lorraine Ashbourne,
  • Ian Burfield and
  • Steve Evets

Director

  • Clio Barnard

Screenwriter

  • Clio Barnard

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Did you know?

  • This film was inspired by Oscar Wilde's story of the same name.
  • This film premiered in the Director's Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. It was also screened at London Film Festival.
  • Sean Gilder, who plays Kitten, also starred in the TV series Shameless.

Awards

  • 1 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2013 Outstanding British Film - Clio Barnard, Tracy O'Riordan

Box Office

U.K.
£0.31 million

Source: Rentrak EDI

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