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Morvern Callar 2001 15

97 mins United Kingdom Director. Lynne Ramsay

Samantha Morton is exceptional as the titular character who flees her small-town Scottish existence following her boyfriend’s suicide. Adopting his unpublished manuscript as her own, she sells it to a publisher for an advance and sets out for southern Spain on a journey of discovery.

The taciturn Callar barely says a word during the film, a state of near-silence that’s effortlessly expressed by Morton and offset by a driving soundtrack of Krautrock and electronica.

Lynne Ramsay’s second feature, following Ratcatcher and before We Need to Talk About Kevin, is one of the most distinctive British films of recent times.

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Directed by

Lynne Ramsay

Featuring

Samantha Morton

Kathleen Mcdermott

Genres

Drama

Collection

The Female Gaze Based on the Book…

Certificate

15

Released

2001

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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