Brond: The Complete Mini-series (DVD)
Channel 4s intense three-part political and psychological thriller based on the novel by Frederic Lindsay.
Starring Z Cars Stratford Johns, James Cosmo, Ian McElhinney, and John Hannah in his first screen appearance.
Based on the acclaimed novel by Frederic Lindsay, nominated by List Magazine and the Scottish book trust as one of the 100 Best Scottish Books of all time list.
Stratford Johns is Brond, the sinister leader of the Scottish liberation army. John Hannah stars as Robert, a Glasgow University student forced to participate in his plans and a life of political intrigue.
The sole witness to the murder of the small boy, Robert does not know what to do with what he has just seen when Brond pushes the boy off a bridge, winking at Robert as he disappears.
That same evening he comes face to face again with ‚‚the culprit at a party hosted by his professor. Brond is introduced as an old friend by Professor Gracemont, stopping the confused Robert from exposing him.
Margaret (Louise Beattie), a fellow student who Robert is attracted to, asks him to keep a parcel safe for the mysterious Brond. Despite Roberts desperate efforts to get rid of it, he and the mysterious package ‚‚ends up taken to Brond.
Brond appears to take a keen interest in Robert and, against his will, he is pulled into a succession of violent and horrifying events.
James Cosmo also features in a memorable role as Bronds henchman Primo.
Directed by Michael Caton-Jones and featuring stunning cinematography by Oscar-nominee Richard Greatex (Shakespeare in Love) and a memorable haunting soundtrak from Bill Nelson. ‚‚
What the Press Said:
"A cryptic, fast-cutting thriller. Pressingly relevant...Brond is a marvellous villain" - Sunday Herald
An intense thriller ... an analysis of how cynically the secret British state responded in the 1970s and early 1980s to radical Scottish nationalism - Scotland on Sunday
Run Time: 3 hrs approx on 1 disc