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Le Donk & Scor-Zay-Zee

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Le Donk & Scor-Zay-Zee

Shane Meadows (2009)

71min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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.

Summary

A deluded failed musician tries to develop a new career as a manager, and hopes to get a rapper on the bill at an Arctic Monkeys gig. He persuades a film crew to document his efforts, but his arrogance and bitterness threaten to derail the plan - especially as he faces up to his ex-girlfriend's happy life without him. Spoof documentary, directed by and starring Shane Meadows, with Paddy Considine, Dean Palinczuk and Olivia Colman.

Cast & Crew

Le Donk Paddy Considine
Scor-Zay-Zee Dean Palinczuk
Olivia 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
Director Shane Meadows
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Verve Pictures Guidance: Swearing and sexual references. Available on: Available on DVD Released on: 9 Oct 2009

Comedy

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