Silent Scream

Brutal, mind-bending journey into the damaged mind of a violent killer, with exceptional performances from Iain Glen and Robert Carlyle.

1963: When Larry Winters violently murders a Soho barman in cold blood he is sentenced to life imprisonment. Within ten years he is addicted to prescription drugs and feared as Scotland’s most violent inmate. After being transferred to the experimental Barlinnie Special Unit, Winters finds new and creative ways to express himself, but continues to self-destructively explore drugs as a means to escape the confines of his prison cell.

Based on a true story, with exceptional performances from both Iain Glen (Kingdom of Heaven, Harry Brown) and Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting, The Full Monty), this brutal, mind-bending journey into the damaged mind of a violent killer is as uncompromising as it is unforgettable.

“No one could possibly deny the superb performance Glen gives at the centre of this imaginative feature.” Derek Malcolm, The Guardian


  • Silver Bear Berlin Film Festival: Best Actor 1990 (Iain Glen).
  • Evening Standard Award: Best Actor 1990 (Iain Glen).
  • The Michael Powell Award: British Film of The Year 1990.
  • Scottish BATFA Award: Best Film 1991.

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      English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles

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