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UK, 2009 (MIFF 2010, International Panorama)

Director: Shane Meadows

“Like a cross between This Is Spinal Tap and Steve Coogan's sitcom Saxondale.” - Independent

A rollicking rock mockumentary from Shane Meadows (This is England, MIFF 07; Somers Town, MIFF 08) takes us behind the Manchester live music scene, as veteran roadie Le Donk (Paddy Considine) teams up with real-life rapper Scor-zay-zee to get a gig as the warm-up act for the Arctic Monkeys.

Made as the first of Warp Films' ‘5 Day Features' - low budget productions created in under five days - Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee is for Meadows a return to his freeform roots; a film humming with the anarchic energy of improvised comedy that occasionally drags the director out from behind the lens to take part in the havoc.

D Shane Meadows P Mark Herbert S Paddy Considine, Shane Meadows Dist Madman Entertainment TD digibeta/2009

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UK, 1999
Shane Meadows (Small Time & Where's the Money Ronnie, both MIFF 1997) once again proves himself one of Britain's most intriguing visual poets with this thoroughly engaging movie about English childho… More »

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