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The Selfish Giant !
The Selfish Giant

Social Drama, Drama


United Kingdom

Running time


Rent 48h
2,99 €
An official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, The Selfish Giant is a contemporary fable about 13 year old Arbor and his best friend Swifty. Excluded from school and outsiders in their own neighborhood, the two boys meet Kitten (Sean Gilder), a local scrap dealer. Wandering their town with just a horse and a cart, they begin collecting scrap metal for him. Swifty has a natural gift with horses while Arbor emulates Kitten - keen to impress him and make some money. However, Kitten favors Swifty, leaving Arbor feeling hurt and excluded, driving a wedge between the boys. As Arbor becomes increasingly greedy and exploitative, tensions build, leading to a tragic event that transforms them all.
Themes Teenager , Friendship , Work
Year of production 2013
Release date 18/07/2019
Cast Clio Barnard : • Clio Barnard : • Mike Eley : • Tony Aherne : • Helen Scott : • Matthew Price : • Ray Nicholas : • Harry Escott : • Tim Barker : • Nick Fenton : • Lizzie Francke : • Tracy O'Riordan : • Katherine Butler : • Moonspun Films : • BFI Film Fund : • Conner Chapman : Arbor • Shaun Thomas : Swifty • Sean Gilder : Kitten • Lorraine Ashbourne : Mary • Siobhan Finneran : Mme Swift • Steve Evets : Mr Swift • Ralph Ineson : Johnny Jones • Rhys McCoy : Daniel • Ian Burfield : Mick Brazil
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