That Sinking Feeling

That Sinking Feeling
  • 1979
  • UK
  • 1h 29min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Bill Forsyth
  • Written by: Bill Forsyth
  • Cast: John Gordon Sinclair, Billy Greenlees, Robert Buchanan, John Hughes, Douglas Sannachan

Forsyth's debut feature, remarkable for the paucity of the resources at his disposal, uses a cast from the Glasgow Youth Theatre to tell the story of unemployed youth driven by boredom into an audacious robbery of some kitchen sinks. The easygoing performances and spritely wit still catch the attention, and were an early indication of Forsyth's quirky genius.

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Interview: Bill Forsyth, director of Gregory's Girl, Local Hero and That Sinking Feeling

24 Apr 2014

The acclaimed Scottish director discusses the guerrilla tactics that formed his career

‘Youth required for film production company,’ was the advert which would shape the course of the young Bill Forsyth’s life. In his final year of school and feeling decidedly unmotivated about the world of work awaiting him in post-war Glasgow, the…

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