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This Filthy Earth 2001

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This Filthy Earth 2001 15

111 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrew Kötting

This Filthy Earth is the story of sisters Kath and Francine, whose lives are disrupted by two men – a brutal villager greedy for the girls' land and a gentle stranger who offers the possibility of escape. Amidst a landscape of rural hardship and a community consumed with superstition, events unfurl which threaten their sibling bond.

This Filthy Earth is the second feature from Andrew Kötting, whose debut film, Gallivant, won him Channel 4's Best New Director Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 1996. It features an exciting line up of acting talent including Rebecca Palmer (Intimacy, Quills), Shane Attwooll (Porgy and Bess), Demelza Randall in her feature film debut, Dudley Sutton (Up at the Villa, The Devils) and French actor Xavier Tchili (La Perme). A tragic tale of rural passion and survival, This Filthy Earth is inspired by Emile Zola's novel La Terre and John Berger's Pig Earth.

Directed by

Andrew Kötting

Featuring

Xavier Tchili

Demelza Randall

Shane Attwooll

Rebecca R. Palmer

Genres

Experimenta Drama

Collection

Experimenta Mark Kermode Introduces

Certificate

15

Released

2001

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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