email print share on Facebook share on Twitter share on reddit pin on Pinterest

STRUMPET

by Danny Boyle

synopsis

An extraordinary tale of comic, chaotic characters living in an anarchic English urban landscape. Strayman is a spontaneous poet who is landlord to a pack of stray dogs. Unable to resist another of life's strays, he hooks up with Strumpet, a shy homeless girl with an exceptional gift for music. Knockoff, Strayman's neighbour overhears them singing Strayman's sporadic poetry to the soaring strains of Strumpet's guitar. Knockoff pronounces the birth of a new musical sensation, and the three of them set off for London in search of fame, fortune and Top of the Pops.

international title: Strumpet
original title: Strumpet
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: BBC Films
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Danny Boyle
film run: 72'
release date: UK 10/07/2001
screenplay: Jim Cartwright
cast: David Crellin, Christopher Eccleston, Stephen Walters, Jenna Gee
cinematography by: Anthony Dod Mantle
film editing: Chris Gill
art director: John Coleman
costumes designer: Susannah Buxton
music: John Murphy
producer: Martin Carr
production: BBC Films, Destiny Films
(The article continues below - Commercial information)