18 certificateFilth is a Film programme that first aired in 2013 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

Filth is a 4 star programme

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Filth (2013)

Directed by
Jon S. Baird

James McAvoy stars in Jon S Baird's blackly comedic adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel about a debauched, misanthropic policeman. The murder of a Japanese student gives Edinburgh's Detective Sergeant Bruce Robinson his crack at the promotion he's long craved. But Robinson's his own worst enemy, and everyone else's too: instead of trying to solve the crime, he attempts to undermine his fellow officers; seduces his best friend's wife and then harasses her with sexual prank calls; he abuses his position to have sex with a minor; and is bigoted towards almost everyone. He also indulges in sadomasochistic sex and binges on drugs and drink when he should be working the case. And then there are the hallucinations, which make him see people with animal heads. So when he eventually comes face-to-face with the perpetrators, the outcome seems unlikely to be good.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 90 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2013

4/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Colour

When is Filth next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 Tomorrow, 11:35pm and on Film4 Plus 1 January 19th, 12:35am. See more...


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