The Selfish Giant Movie


The Selfish Giant

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2013 | Drama | 1hr, 31m

A contemporary fable about two teenage boys who get caught up in the world of copper theft.

U.S. Release Date

The Selfish Giant release date was Friday, December 20, 2013. This was a Limited in theaters release.


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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Directed by

Clio Barnard


Clio Barnard


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The film tells the story of two schoolmates in a struggling working-class community in Bradford, England: the scrappy, hyperactive Arbor (Conner Chapman) and the reserved, more mature Swifty (Shaun Thomas). To pick up some extra cash, Arbor and Swifty begin collecting scrap metal for Kitten (Sean Gilder), a shady local dealer with a penchant for racing horses. Arbor is eager to please, desiring the wealth that appears to come with Kitten's lifestyle. But it soon becomes evident that Swifty is the favored one, because of his talent with horses. As jealousy sets in, the fragile bond that holds Arbor to his closest mate begins to crumble away.
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