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This Filthy Earth

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Synopsis

A raw, passionate and darkly humorous interpretation of Zola's classic novel The Earth.

Francine and Kath are sisters who run the farm of their deceased parents in an isolated rural village. Kath has a daughter by Buto who, greedy for land, proposes to Kath on her coming of age and subsequent inheritance of the farm. Francine dislikes Buto and, in seeking comfort from her life of unrelenting toil and hardship, develops a relationship with the outsider, Lek. Francine's family and close-knit community fiercely disapprove of this liaison and begin to wage war on the stranger, which has destructive consequences for the whole village.

Details

Year
2001
Type of film
Features
Running Time
tbc
Format
35mm
Director
Andrew Kötting
Producer
Robin Gutch, Simon Perry
Editor
Cliff West
Screenwriter
Andrew Kötting, Sean Lock
Director of Photography
Nick Gordon Smith
Sound
John Pearson (recordist)
Music
David Burnand
Principal Cast
Rebecca Palmer, Dudley Sutton, Shane Attwooll, Demelza Randall, Xavier Tchilli

Genre

Production Company

Tall Stories Ltd.
Contact: Ben Woolford
Studio 40, 1 Clink Street
London SE1 9DG
UK

T 020 7357 8050
F 020 7357 0889

tallstories@compuserve.com

Sales
Company

FilmFour
76-78 Charlotte Street
London W1
UK

T 020 7868 7700
F 020 7868 7766

filmfourintl@channel4.co.uk
http://www.filmfour.com