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The Debt Collector

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Joss Barratt


A dark contemporary thriller set in Edinburgh. Nick Dryden has just been released from prison after serving 16 years for murder. In his youth he was Edinburgh's most notorious and violent criminal but his rehabilitation has been remarkable, and now he finds himself a free man once more, married to a successful journalist and much lauded in the art world for his striking and disturbing sculptures. For Gary Keltie, the policeman who arrested him, life has been different. Depressed by the futility of his job and alone in the world apart from his ageing mother, he is outraged by Dryden's new found success and makes it his mission to sabotage it. Flipper, a seriously disturbed adolescent gangster working his way up on the criminal ladder, is also obsessed by Dryden albeit for reasons of hero worship rather than hatred. The three men are on a collision course in this modern Scottish myth showing the extremes of human nature.


Type of film
Anthony Neilson
Graham Broadbent, Damian Jones
Director of Photography
Dick Pope BSC
Principal Cast
Billy Connolly, Ken Stott, Francesca Annis, Iain Robertson
Screen Writer
Anthony Neilson


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Last updated 26th November 2005

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