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Picturehouse Podcast: Adam Smith on Trespass Against Us

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Director Adam Smith popped by to talk about his new film Trespass Against Us starring Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson. In cinemas now.

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Director: Adam Smith.
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson, Lyndsey Marshal. UK 2016. 100 mins.

Chad (Fassbender) is the savviest son of Colby Cutler (Gleeson), intimidating patriarch of a criminal clan currently roaming the West Country and looking for trouble. Regretful that he cannot read or write, Chad is determined that the son he has with Kelly (Marshal, Hereafter) will get an education – which appals his irascible, Flat Earth-believing father. Using an edgy soundtrack by the Chemical Brothers (on whose videos he has also worked in the past), debut feature director Adam Smith initially engages us with the often hilarious, sometimes startling family feuding, but ratchets the action up several gears when Colby plans a big heist that goes badly wrong – especially for Chad. Gleeson and Fassbender are on vigorous form, and Rory Kinnear as the cop on their tail delivers a masterclass in pent-up frustration.

 

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