Red Riding 1983

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  • NR
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 6.9  (13,402)

Red Riding 1983 is a 2009 British thriller directed by Anand Tucker and based on David Peace's quartet of crime novels. The film is the third and final installment in the Red Riding trilogy and stars Andrew Garfield, David Morrissey, and John Henshaw. The film takes place in Yorkshire, England, in 1983, during the aftermath of the Yorkshire Ripper case. The storyline revolves around a young journalist named BJ (played by Andrew Garfield) who becomes involved in the investigation of a series of child murders that seem to have a connection to the famous Ripper case. BJ has a personal connection to the case, as he was friends with one of the victims.

As BJ delves deeper into the case, he begins to uncover a web of corruption and cover-ups that extend far beyond the child murders. His investigation brings him into contact with John Piggott (David Morrissey), a local solicitor with a troubled past who is also investigating the murders. Together, they unearth evidence of a massive conspiracy involving the police, the government, and even members of the church.

Meanwhile, BJ's personal life is unravelling, and he finds himself in a downward spiral of drugs, alcohol, and self-destructive behavior. His relationship with his girlfriend, Paula (Rebecca Hall), is falling apart, and he is haunted by his memories of the past.

As the investigation reaches a climax, BJ and John become targets of the conspiracy, and their lives are in danger. The film builds to a tense and emotional climax as the truth behind the murders and the conspiracy are finally revealed.

Red Riding 1983 is a powerful and haunting film that explores themes of corruption, betrayal, and personal redemption. The performances of the cast, especially Andrew Garfield and David Morrissey, are outstanding, and the film is expertly directed and well-paced.

The film is set against the backdrop of the bleak and starkly beautiful Yorkshire landscape, and the cinematography captures the atmosphere and mood of the region perfectly. The use of distinctive period music and the attention to detail in the sets and costumes also add to the authenticity and realism of the film.

Overall, Red Riding 1983 is a gripping and powerful thriller that explores the depths of human evil and the struggle for justice and redemption. It is a fitting end to the Red Riding trilogy and a must-see for fans of crime dramas and psychological thrillers.

Red Riding 1983 is a 2009 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9.

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    6.9  (13,402)