The Selfish Giant (2013)

The Selfish Giant was released on DVD on April 29, 2014
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Clio Barnard’s The Selfish Giant is a remarkably assured British feature that paints a portrait of two unlikely young friends. The film tells the story of two schoolmates in a struggling working-class community in Bradford, England: the scrappy, hyperactive Arbor (Conner Chapman) and the reserved, more mature Swifty (Shaun Thomas). To pick up some extra cash, Arbor and Swifty begin collecting scrap metal for Kitten (Sean Gilder), a shady local dealer with a penchant for racing horses. Arbor is eager to please, desiring the wealth that appears to come with Kitten’s lifestyle. But it soon becomes evident that Swifty is the favored one, because of his talent with horses. As jealousy sets in, the fragile bond that holds Arbor to his closest mate begins to crumble away.

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US DVD Release Date April 29, 2014
UK DVD Release Date January 27, 2014
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

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Complete Movie Details

Run time 91 min
Theater Release Date December 20, 2013
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date April 29, 2014
Actors Conner Chapman, Sean Gilder, Shaun Thomas, Lorraine Ashbourne, Ian Burfield, Steve Evets, Ralph Ineson, Siobhan Finneran, Elliott Tittensor
Directed by Clio Barnard
Studio Sundance Selects
MPAA Not-Rated (Not Rated)
Gross $10,531
Genre(s) Drama
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