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by Mark Lukenbill
April 11, 2013 12:25 PM
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Trailer of the Week: James McAvoy Has Kinky Sex and Does a Lot of Drugs in NSFW 'Filth' Trailer

Before We Saw the Trailer, We Thought: A novel perhaps best known for having a tapeworm give narration might not seem like the most obvious material for a film adaptation, but when you take into account that the author of said novel is "Trainspotting" and Scottish king of all things grimy Irvine Welsh, you're going to attract a fair amount of interest. The film adaptation for Welsh's "Filth" hasn't flown primarily under the radar so far, possibly because writer and helmer Jon S. Baird ("Cass") isn't exactly a household name, but that should change with the release of the first, restricted, trailer which pretty much boldly demands attention.

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And Now? Starring perennial rising star James McAvoy, fresh off of fellow Welsh adapter Danny Boyle's "Trance," the trailer for "Filth" isn't heavy on narrative information so much as it's an ecstatic montage of McAvoy's crooked detective Bruce Robertson engaging in all sorts of questionable behavior, from sordid sex to drugs to all kinds of debaucherous hooliganism. The trailer is framed by a conversation with Jim Broadbent as a psychiatrist. The dependable cast also includes Jamie Bell and Imogen Poots. It's not suitable for work -- in fact, I'd stay as far away from your place of employment as possible while watching the trailer -- but it does a good job of showing the film's potential to perhaps be the ballsy, wild cult classic it's certainly aiming to be.

The film doesn't have a solid release date in the UK or over here yet, but you can check out the trailer below:





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  • jingmei | April 12, 2013 2:24 AMReply

    The trailer shows this supposed to be a pretty fucking cool dark film, although the still here is intentional.