Synopsis: ***WARNING-MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS*** 'Fridge' takes place in the back yard of a Glasgow tenement. Two Neds are harassing a drunken 'jaikie' and an inebriated resident confronts them. A stand off takes place until one of the Neds shuts a young boy in an abandoned fridge. They leave but threaten to return and burn down the tenement. The residents try to open the fridge but are unsuccessful. Panic initially sets in as they fear the young boy will die. They try to find someone to phone the fire brigade but cannot. They sit down on the back steps and continue to drink from a half bottle of Buckfast Tonic Wine. They begin to bicker and the male loses his temper and sets off in search of more alcohol. His partner sits by the fridge and tries to comfort the trapped child. The 'jaikie' attacks and badly beats the woman. Her partner returns in a more drunken state and seeing the ongoing beating, attacks the 'jaikie'. One of the Neds returns and is told of the trapped child. With the Ned's help, th
Genre: Short, Thriller
Director(s): Peter Mullan
  6 wins.
20 min

You fucking whore!

- Don't call me a fucking whore.

- I'll call you anything I want.

I ought to smash this off your jaw,

you greedy cow!

Have you any money? Have you any money?

Have you f*ck!

So, fucking prick here's got to

go and mooch money for fucking drink!

- Well, that'll make a fucking change.

- Don't you start that again.

Well it wasn't you who had some creep

stick a bottle up your arse

for a fucking tenner!

I didn't know he was going to hurt you.

I didn't know!

I said I was sorry, all right?

- Where are you going?

- To get some drink!

- What about the fire brigade?

- I'll phone them when I get the drink.


You're all right, son.

I won't give up on you.

I'm not moving till

we've got you out of there.

Are you up and about, then?

What are you doing?

No! You'll kill him! No!

He never did you any harm!

Give that to me.

You fucking give that to me

or I'll kill you, bastard!

Fucking... cunt!

It's me!


Rudy, Rudy...

Are you all right?

Rudy, get the boy out of there.

- Please! Just get him out of there!

- Aye, we'll get him out.

When I say "push", we push, OK?


Oh, look who it is!

You'd better get to f*ck, wee man.

Because if we find a corpse in here,

you're going to end up on a murder charge.

What are you talking about?

Your wee pal. He's here where you

and your girlfriend left him.

- Wee Jonah's still in there?

- Aye, he's still in there.

- Fucking hell, we were just carrying on!

- Well this is serious.

You'd better pick up one of these

and give us a hand.

Lighter fuel?

- Where's your Zippo?

- What?

- Was this for me? Was this for me?

- What?

Were you going to torch me?

What the f*ck is it with you?

- Rudy!

- Maybe Charlie was right.

Maybe we should kill these cunts

before they kill us!

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Peter Mullan

Peter Mullan (; born 2 November 1959) is a Scottish actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his role in Ken Loach's My Name Is Joe (1998), for which he won Best Actor Award at 1998 Cannes Film Festival and The Claim (2000). He is also winner of the World Dramatic Special Jury Prize for Breakout Performances at 2011 Sundance Film Festival for his work on Paddy Considine's Tyrannosaur (2011). Mullan appeared as supporting or guest actor in numerous cult movies, including Riff-Raff (1991), Braveheart (1995), Trainspotting (1996), Young Adam (2003), Children of Men (2006), War Horse (2011) and the Harry Potter film series (2010–11). Mullan is an acclaimed art house movie director. He won a Golden Lion at 59th Venice International Film Festival for The Magdalene Sisters, listed by many critics among the best films of 2003 and nominated for BAFTA Award for Best British Film and European Film Award for best film, and a Golden Shell at San Sebastián International Film Festival for Neds. He is the only person to win top prizes both for acting (Cannes best actor award) and for the best film (Golden lion for The Magdalene Sisters) at major European film festivals. In television, Mullan appeared in Gerard Lee's and Jane Campion's acclaimed miniseries Top of the Lake as one of the main characters, head of the Mitcham family and father of Tui Mitcham, whose disappearance is the main topic of the series. He was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for his work in the series. He played a lead role in the 2008 ITV series The Fixer. In 2017, he appeared in the Netflix series Ozark opposite Jason Bateman and Laura Linney. Since 2016, Mullan has starred in the BBC Two sitcom Mum. In 2018, he stars in the second season of HBO's Westworld. Mullan is also politically active, supporting left-wing causes and protests. more…

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