Red Road

Synopsis: Whilst working as a CCTV operator in Glasgow's working-class Red Road estate, Jackie sees a face from the past, a face that she thought would no longer haunt her dreams. Keeping her distance, and with the use of her CCTV cameras, she follows the face and the man and she finally decides to confront him. It is here that past lives are once again entwined and reconciliations are aired.
Director(s): Andrea Arnold
Production: Tartan USA
  22 wins & 11 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min

Kirkland Drive.

It's urgent, please hurry.

It looks like a stabbing.

A young girl.

The girls are cutting

through the flats

at the back of Kirkland Drive.

There are several girls.

White, aged about 14.

Look like they're from

the Petershill school.

OK. I'm here.

Have you heard anything?

She lost a lot of blood.

Knife just missed her heart.

My God.

- But she'll make it, apparently.

- Really?

- So they say.

- Are you sure?

She was lucky.

Not so lucky.

The tape's gone off.

Just hope they get the wee bastards.

Angus, I may as well tell you now,

I never got close-ups of the girls.

That's not like you.

I'm sorry. I was watching someone

else. I didn't see it coming.

It happens.

Can't get them every time.

- Not even a fucking fiver?

- I won't get it back, that's why.

- F*ck you, you prick.

- F*ck yourself.

You can be a right fucking wanker.

You can't even lend me a fiver.

Excuse me. Excuse me.

Excuse me, ladies.

Do you have any 20-pence pieces?

It's for the laundry, aye.

Just put your money in

and press buttons, just like guys do.

Thanks, sweetheart. Cheers.

What can I get you?

Mug of tea, please.

- Milk?

- Yes, please.

- Sugar?

- No, thanks.

- 50p, please.

- Ta.


Don't say I don't look after you.

Do I not look grateful?

Not enough, in my book.

I'll have to show you later.

Give us a fag.

- So what's happening Saturday?

- Nothing.

Kim from the pub said you

were having people round on Saturday.

Did she?

Where did she get that idea?

You're a fucking animal.

Kim's dad'll belt you.


I'm looking for someone...

I'm not sure which floor he's in.

It's Clyde Henderson.

I can't give you that information.

- I'm not allowed.

- Right.

You going to the party?


Who invited you?

I know Clyde.

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Andrea Arnold

Andrea Arnold, OBE (born 5 April 1961) is an English filmmaker and former actress. She won an Academy Award for her short film Wasp in 2005. She has since made the leap to feature films and television, including Red Road (2006), Fish Tank (2009), and American Honey (2016), all of which have won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Arnold has also directed four episodes of the Emmy Award-winning series Transparent, as well as all seven episodes of the second season of the Emmy Award-winning series Big Little Lies. more…

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