Shepherds and Butchers - Steve Coogan & Andrea Riseborough

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lifeintheslowlane posted this 10 February 2016 - Last edited 10 February 2016

Getting a bit excited about this movie...firstly because I'm a Steve Coogan fan, second I know the writer of the novel on which the movie is based and finally because it looks to be a powerful piece of movie making.

It shows for the first time at the Berlin Film Festival today so as they say, "the jury is out" which is apt for the subject matter. Intrigued to see how Coogan copes with the subject matter.

BTW the writer's name is Chris Marnewick, screeplay by Brian Cox, directed by Oliver Schmitz

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Rallyboy posted this 10 February 2016

Looks interesting.

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Fowllyd posted this 10 February 2016

Nice old Alfa there. Film looks like it could be good as well. lou_lol

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pap posted this 10 February 2016

I like Steve Coogan.   Always found it a little weird that Simon Pegg, who used to work on Coogan's live shows, found his Hollywood fame a little easier to come by. 

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ant posted this 10 February 2016

Looks interesting.

Coogan suffered through a run of rotten roles and remaining typecast for far too long. I'm a huge Partridge fan, but he's got more than that in his locker.

The turning point (for me) came with 2012's 'What Maisie Knew', which is genuinely one of the most affecting films I've ever seen. A study of the effect of a messy break-up on a child, directly from that child's perspective. OK, Coogan's take on his character isn't fully '3D' but it's a step above any of his other films to that point.

He built on that in 'Philomena' too - another very good film.

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lifeintheslowlane posted this 31 March 2016 - Last edited 31 March 2016

Originally posted by ant

Looks interesting.

Coogan suffered through a run of rotten roles and remaining typecast for far too long. I'm a huge Partridge fan, but he's got more than that in his locker.

The turning point (for me) came with 2012's 'What Maisie Knew', which is genuinely one of the most affecting films I've ever seen. A study of the effect of a messy break-up on a child, directly from that child's perspective. OK, Coogan's take on his character isn't fully '3D' but it's a step above any of his other films to that point.

He built on that in 'Philomena' too - another very good film.

 Watched 'Philomena' last night...loved it...blubbed a bit. Coogan, very good, Dame Judy...what can you say. lou_lol

BTW Shepherds and Butchers was awarded 3rd place in The Berlin Festival. Still don't see a UK release date though.

lifeintheslowlane posted this 17 October 2016 - Last edited 17 October 2016

Still haven't seen the film but Chris (the writer) says it won the prize for the "Best Narrative Feature Film" and the "Kaskell Wexler Award" for best cinematography at the Woodstock Film Festival over the weekend.

Anyone know if it's on the Netflix viewing list yet...not on the Harbour Lights coming attractions yet.

Another more recent trailer...

BTripz posted this 17 October 2016

The Gruniad aren't too enamoured with it

Have looked at all my usual places and can't see it, it was released on the 21st June in the UK but that was at the Edinburgh film festival.

Ah, Amazon have the following when you look at the book

Book Description

A gripping true crime story set in apartheid South Africa - soon to be a critically acclaimed Netflix film in 2017 starring Steve Coogan

lifeintheslowlane posted this 17 October 2016

Originally posted by BTripz

The Gruniad aren't too enamoured with it

Have looked at all my usual places and can't see it, it was released on the 21st June in the UK but that was at the Edinburgh film festival.

Ah, Amazon have the following when you look at the book

Book Description

A gripping true crime story set in apartheid South Africa - soon to be a critically acclaimed Netflix film in 2017 starring Steve Coogan

 Yeah it has done quite a few of the film festivals to mixed reviews...from glowing to The Gruniad opinion. Chris Marnewick has been to a few of the Festival showings but tends not to criticise too much because he realises no writer has ever been happy with an adapted screenplay...just the money.

I have read the book and it is a gripping read but as with the subject matter not a bundle of laughs.