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  • Production
  • 18
  • Crime, Drama
  • 2004
  • 90 mins

Dead Man's Shoes

Dead Man's Shoes

Synopsis

Paddy Considine's solider returns to his hometown with vengeance in mind in Shane Meadows' dark tale of violence and retribution.

About

Paddy Considine plays Richard, a taciturn army veteran newly returned to his hometown and on a mission to make a group of low-level criminals pay for abusing his vulnerable younger brother, Anthony (Toby Kebbel), who has unspecified learning difficulties. To these miscreants Richard's name alone elicits a palpable sense of dread, so when he shows up on their doorsteps wearing a gas mask and carrying an axe they go into full-on panic mode.

Dead Man's Shoes was directed by Shane Meadows (A Room For Romeo Brass, This Is England), written by Meadows and Paddy Considine (Tyrannosaur), and produced by Mark Herbert (Four Lions).

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Emily Aston, Gary Stretch, Paddy Considine, Toby Kebbell, Matt Considine, Andrew Shim, Craig Considine, Neil Bell, George Newton
  • Director: Shane Meadows
  • Screen Writer: Shane Meadows, Paddy Considine
  • Producer: Mark Herbert
  • Photographer: Danny Cohen

In a nutshell

Dead Man's Shoes premiered at the Edinburgh Film Fesitval in August 2004 and was released in the UK on October 1 2004. It received a BAFTA nomination for Best British Film and eight nominations at the BIFAs. Dead Man's Shoes is available to buy on DVD and Blu-ray now.

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