Le Donk & Scor-Zay-Zee

  • 15
  • Shane Meadows (2009)
  • UK
  • 71 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

Shot in five days, with no script and a budget of under £50,000, this deadpan mockumentary from British director Shane Meadows (This Is England, Dead Man's Shoes) marks a return to his low-budget roots. Meadows regular Paddy Considine steals the show as Le Donk, a thick, slightly seedy but likeable Nottingham roadie whose estranged girlfriend is about to have their first child. Le Donk, though, still has dreams of rock stardom, and has recently attached himself to clown-like local white rapper Scor-Zay-Zee (Dean Palinczuk). Their strange chemistry provides the heart of what follows - a ribald, frequently hilarious and often unexpectedly moving buddy movie set in the run-up to an Arctic Monkeys concert. It's a deceptively rich, if silly, character piece that sees Meadows make a welcome return to comedy after 2002's ill-starred Once upon a Time in the Midlands.

Plot Summary

Spoof documentary from Shane Meadows. Ageing roadie Le Donk (Paddy Considine) and his rapper protégé Scor-Zay-Zee (Dean Palinczuk) embark on a shambolic mission to take their music to the masses.

Cast and crew


Le Donk
Paddy Considine
Dean Palinczuk
Olivia Colman
Olivia's boyfriend
Richard Graham
Le Donk's lodger
Seamus O'Neill
Big Nige
Nigel Reeks
Alex Turner
Alex Turner (2)
Matt Helders
Matt Helders
Nick O'Malley
Nick O'Malley
Jamie Cook
Jamie Cook
Shane Meadows
Shane Meadows
Child of Donk
Finn Colman


Shane Meadows

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Verve Pictures
Swearing and sexual references.
Available on DVD
Released 9 Oct 2009
Certificate 15