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DIRECTOR Gillies MacKinnon
CAST Ellie Kendrick, Eddie Izzard, Kevin Guthrie, Gregor Fisher
A charming remake of the 1949 classic Ealing comedy about a group of Scottish islanders who raid a wrecked ship carrying 28,000 cases of malt whisky.
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A charming remake of the 1949 Ealing classic of the same name, which itself was based on a real-life incident. The film follows local Scottish islanders as they try to raid the shipwreck of a cargo ship carrying 28,000 cases of malt whisky, which ran aground off the Island of Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides in 1941. Enjoy a delightful nostalgia trip.
(2016 UK 98 mins)
It’s a very enjoyable affair, whimsical and dreamy but also often very barbed in its observations. One advantage that director Gillies MacKinnon has over the Ealing version is that he is using colour. His cinematographer Nigel Willoughby fills the film with shots of rugged landscapes and of interiors lit in moody fashion … What makes the film so pleasurable is the humour and lyricism with which it tells its rousing story of whisky-loving small timers coming together together to keep officialdom at bay. Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent
BBFC advice: Contains mild bad language
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