Ratcatcher (1999)

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  • Rat Catcher Alternative

Synopsis

Drama set during Glasgow's 1973 refuse collectors' strike. 12-year-old James, has a fight with another boy on a canal bank, as a result of which the other boy drowns. James says nothing about his role in the incident although it weighs heavily on his mind. He spends most of his time dreaming of the day his working-class family will be able to move to a better council house in a different area, but meanwhile finds himself drawn back to the canal bank where he starts to spend time with Margaret Anne, a vulnerable 14-year-old girl and animal loving Kenny.

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