- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 10, 2002
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Criterion
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Additional Release Material:
- Bonus Films (Shorts by Lynne Ramsay):
Interviews: Lynne Ramsay - Director
- KILL THE DAY
- SMALL DEATHS
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 10/13/2000
"...A gorgeous blend of beauty and squalor, packed with imagery that will play over and over in your head for weeks....The most lovely debut in a long time."
Box Office - 12/01/1999
"...Spare and harrowing..."
Los Angeles Times - 11/01/2000
"...RATCATCHER is clearly the work of a natural film artist, and experiencing her debut is as much a privilege as it is a pleasure..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 01/12/2001
"...Ramsay creates a searing portrait of a boy in a spiritual trap. Pay particular attention to Rachel Portman's spare music score that in counterpoint offsets Ramsay's imagery with a presence that does not simply massage our mood..."
Total Film - 07/01/2000
"...The cast is packed with first-timers, who give wonderful, skinless performances..."
Family (General) |
Theatrical Release |
- RATCATCHER was filmed over 8 weeks during the summer of 1998.
- Lynne Ramsay won the Cannes Jury Prize for her two shorts: SMALL DEATHS and GASMAN.
- Ramsay cast the children in their roles after considering 1500 children from schools around Glasgow.
- The role of Anne Marie Gillespie was played by Ramsay's niece, Lynne Ramsay Jr.
- The canal seen in the film was the only set that was constructed.
- Elvis Mitchell of the New York Times named RATCATCHER one of the 10 best movies of 2000.
- Take Two: The Second Annual Village Voice Film Critics' Poll awarded director Ramsay's film Best First Feature. The Voice also listed RATCATCHER in its Overall Top 10 films of 2000.