The great ecstasy of Robert Carmichael

Thomas Clay (director), Danny Dyer (actor), Lesley Manville (actor)
Als de intelligente en muzikale Robert Carmichael begint te spijbelen en met drugs te experimenteren, belandt hij samen met een groep verkeerde vrienden in een spiraal van geweld
The great ecstasy of Robert Carmichael
Thomas Clay
Danny Dyer Lesley Manville Daniel Spencer Ryan Winsley Charles Mnene
Place of publishing unknown: Paradiso Home Entertainment, 2007
1 dvd-video
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96 min.
Engels gesproken Ondertiteling: Nederlands Breedbeeldeditie


Britse speelfilm uit 2006 van Thomas Clay, met Rob Dixon, Danny Dyer e.a. Robert Carmichael is een intelligente leeling en begenadigd cellist die desondanks spijbelt van school en met drugs begint te experimenteren. Samen met een stel verkeerde vrienden belandt hij in een uitzichtsloze spiraal van geweld. Dit alles tegen de achtergrond van Tony Blair en de oorlog in Irak. Jamie Russell (BBC Movies Review,i) geeft 3 (van 5) sterren: 'No other film in recent memory has so relentlessly brutalised its audience: yet its point is at best sketchy, at worst shallow (red./oppervlakkig). Leslie Felperin (Variety Reviews,i) vindt de film 'ultra violent and nauseating (red./misselijk makend), but technically dazzling'. De film wordt wel vergeleken met Stanley Kubrick's Clockwork Orange. De dvd bevat geen extra's.

About Thomas Clay

Tommy Clay (19 November 1892 – 21 February 1949) was a professional footballer who played fullback for Leicester Fosse (the original name for Leicester City), Tottenham Hotspur and England during the 1910s and 1920s.


Football career

Thomas Clay joined Leicester Fosse in April 1911 and made his first appearance for the team against Bradford Park Avenue F.C. on 11 November that year, having previously made a name for himself for local side Belvoir Sunday School Juniors.

Tommy came to the attention of Tottenham during an FA Cup tie between the two sides in 1914. Together with teammate Harry Sparrow he was signed by Spurs following the match. Tommy played for Spurs throughout the First World War participating in 107 friendly matches. He captained the side in 1920 when it won the Second division title. In March 1921 he kept a clean sheet as stand-in goalkeeper in a 1 – 0 vi…Read more on Wikipedia