Young Adam (DVD)
David MacKenzie's adaptation of Alexander Trocchi's novel, set in 1950s Scotland, stars Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Peter Mullan and Emily Mortimer.
This resonant, steamy, haunting drama stars Ewan McGregor as Joe, a young drifter who finds work on a river barge owned by the down-to-earth Les and his enigmatic wife Ella.
Whilst travelling on a barge between Glasgow and Edinburgh, Joe and Les discover a woman's corpse in the water and Joe pulls her out.
Accident? Suicide? Murder?
On the surface, Joe does not appear to be distressed by the situation – even with all the police investigation on-going – and gets on with his work on the barge.
But his behaviour starts to become erratic when he embarks on a secret, lustful affair with Leslie's wife Ella and flashbacks reveal his link to the dead woman.
"Intelligent and fiercely compelling" - Evening Standard
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