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by Danny Boyle


An extraordinary tale of comic, chaotic characters living in an anarchic English urban landscape. Strayman is a spontaneous poet who is landlord to a pack of stray dogs. Unable to resist another of life's strays, he hooks up with Strumpet, a shy homeless girl with an exceptional gift for music. Knockoff, Strayman's neighbour overhears them singing Strayman's sporadic poetry to the soaring strains of Strumpet's guitar. Knockoff pronounces the birth of a new musical sensation, and the three of them set off for London in search of fame, fortune and Top of the Pops.

international title: Strumpet
original title: Strumpet
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: BBC Films
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Danny Boyle
film run: 72'
release date: UK 10/07/2001
screenplay: Jim Cartwright
cast: David Crellin, Christopher Eccleston, Stephen Walters, Jenna Gee
cinematography by: Anthony Dod Mantle
film editing: Chris Gill
art director: John Coleman
costumes designer: Susannah Buxton
music: John Murphy
producer: Martin Carr
production: BBC Films, Destiny Films
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