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by David Mackenzie


Set in a steamy Glasgow of the early 1950s, the film focuses on the existential crisis of Joe, a rootless young drifter who finds work on a barge owned by the down-to-earth Les and his enigmatic wife Ella. One afternoon Joe and Les happen upon a corpse of a young woman floating in the water. As the police investigate the case and a suspect is arrested, it becomes evident that Joe knows more about the drowned woman than he is letting on. Meanwhile, against the background of this mysterious death and the 'murder' investigation, Joe and Ella embark on an intimate and passionate affair.

international title: Young Adam
original title: Young Adam
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: HanWay Films
year: 2003
genre: fiction
directed by: David Mackenzie
film run: 100'
release date: NL 4/09/2003, UK 26/09/2003, IT 10/10/2003, GR 24/10/2003, CZ 30/10/2003, SI 30/10/2003, PT 21/11/2003, BE 3/12/2003, FR 21/04/2004
screenplay: David Mackenzie
cast: Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Peter Mullan, Emily Mortimer
cinematography by: Giles Nuttgens
film editing: Colin Monie
art director: Laurence Dorman
costumes designer: Jacqueline Durran
music: David Byrne
producer: Jeremy Thomas
production: Recorded Picture Company
distributor: Warner Bros Entertainment UK, Mikado (IT), Three Lines Pictures (NL), HCE (CZ), LNK (PT)
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