Young Adam

Synopsis: Joe, a rootless young drifter, finds work on a barge travelling between Glasgow and Edinburgh, owned by Les and his wife Ella. One afternoon they discover the corpse of a young woman floating in the water. Accident? Suicide? Murder? As the police investigate and suspect is arrested, we discover that Joe knows more than he is letting on. Gradually we learn of Joe's past relationship with the dead woman. Meanwhile an unspoken attraction develops between Joe and Ella, heightening the claustrophobic tensions in the confined space of the barge.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): David Mackenzie
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
  7 wins & 17 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

Oh bloody useless. Just give me that

I suppose we should cover her


Let's call an ambulance



They're not a hurry

I told they she was dead

- No eggs this morning?

- I forgot to buy eggs

Get off


That's good

You didn't see anything?



- What do the polide think?

- The sergent doesn't know

It was not a murder, there are no marks on the body

YOu had a good look then

You can't keep your eyes off women

Even when she's dead

I think she fell on water

So how do you explain she was half naked?

May be she was drunk

May be she wander on boats or something

May be she was pregnant


Don't worry, it's just the drink

What do you thinl, Joe?

- About what?

- The dead

I think she went to the bridge fully dressed

to breath the warm night air

Then she took off her jacket

and put it on the ground

And the she unbuttoned her blouse

And then she lifted up her brassiers

And droped it down on top of other clothes

Il lui restait sa jupe enlever,

elle I'a laiss glisser sur ses jambes.

And she unbutoned her skirt

And slipped it down unfder her hips

Then she undone her stockings

and hold them up so they blew in the breaze

before she let them flew off into the night

And she shivered

She wondered if she really wanted to do it

She answered this question

by kicking her clothes into the river

Elle a vite enlev son porte-jarretelles

et sa culotte.

Et elle tait I, vtue

de sa petite combinaison,

Thinking over what brought her to this

And the with particle below her

She dropped into the river like a rose

And float there for a moment

Anh begone

What kind of women woud do that?

Just an ordinary woman

You are going to sit there all day drinking tea?


Sign here and don't dirt it

You are the one who found the girl?


There are evil men in this town

- How come you get so little water?

- Shut your mouth

Come on, Jim. This way

There's a good pub in Leers.

We should go there for a game of darts


Joe do you want a game of darts?

- You play darts?

- Sometimes

Just about the time

You don't find anything more interesting to spend the time?

I can tell One or two thing but not in front of a kid

Don't you laugh to yourself

- What is so funny?

- Eat yoour tes potatos.

Hurry up

- Don't kick me, mom

- Stop yelling

You finished, Joe?

May be they'll say something in the evening

newspapers about that body

Do you think they'll wite about us?


Myself and Joe picked up a body from the river this morning

- Naked

- Murder

Possible. She had no clothes on

- Was she cut?

- Not a mark on her

Here we are

A body of a dead woman was found in the river Clay this morning

The woman was wearing only a thin particle

So far she was unidentified

- Police...

- You said she was naked

The same thing, it was transparent

Les, I've got a headach, I'am going back to the barge

- Another game of darts?

- Another time

I'll give you a game

Where's Les?

He's found someone to play darts with

He'll be here at least an hour

We'll wake the boy

Why don't we go up on deck?

I'm not going any further

Police are investigating that woman

There's a bit in the newspaper about this

What makes you thing of that?

Something to say

You have done enough talking for tonight

Are you sorry?

That's not good, do we?

It's pity if he's coming back


It's pity if he's coming back

The bunk there

You're nice, Joe

You hungry? I'll fry you an egg

No, not now

I'll take a cup of tea though

- You two are bloody quiet

- Same as you, no?

- What's so blood?

- What's up

he's lost money at darts again

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Alexander Trocchi

Alexander Whitelaw Robertson Trocchi ( TROK-ee; 30 July 1925 – 15 April 1984) was a Scottish novelist. more…

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