|Direction:||Jon S. Baird|
|Production country:||Großbritannien 2013|
|Running time:||Ca. 98 Min|
|Rated:||From 16 years|
|Number of discs:||1|
|Languages:||German, English (DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio)|
|Picture format:||16:9 (2.40:1)|
|Bonus:||Interviews, B-Roll, Featurette, Trailer|
|Label:||Ascot Elite Home Entertainment|
Film: After the great success of Danny Boyle's adaptation of "Trainspotting", other filmmakers have also tried their hand at works by the Scottish cult author Irvine Welsh. But none of these movies could reach the cult status that "Trainspotting" still holds after 17 years. Only now has Jon S. Baird managed to present a similarly successful Welsh adaptation with his film adaptation of the novel "Drecksau", which has become evil, disrespectful, cynical, dirty and damn funny.
The title-giving "dirty pig" is Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson (great: James McAvoy), who is convinced that he is the best cop Glasgow has to offer. He is drunk, corrupt, cocaine addicted, intriguing and depressed - but he is still the only one in his team who really deserves the upcoming promotion. Since he is certain that only a professional advancement will bring his wife back to him, he never misses an opportunity to convince his superiors of the weaknesses of his competitors and to play them off against each other. But since Bruce always balances on the threshold to madness, he soon loses track of the intrigues he has spun himself. He gets tangled up in a web of lies, sex, cheating and drugs - but it's easy for a real dirty bastard like him not to be beaten...
There are movies that are hard to put into words. As a rule, these are films that one experiences rather than simply seeing. And also "Drecksau" is such an experience, which won't have the same positive effect on all viewers. There may be many who will not be able to make friends with this uninhibitedly immoral, politically incorrect, bitterly evil and extremely cynical work and who will leave the cinema rather disgusted or shocked - perhaps even prematurely. One should already have a soft spot for black humor of the particularly evil kind, in order to break through the morally repulsive surface of the film and then be able to recognize the true genius of the work there. Because as with Bruce Robertson himself, what you see directly is only a facade through which reality is obscured.
However, "Drecksau" is first and foremost an absolutely fascinating James McAvoy show. How the actor, who was once especially subscribed to nice, positive roles ("Abbitte", "Ein russischer Sommer"), awakens a completely bad, corrupt, immoral character to life is really great cinema. Although everything that Robertson does - humiliation, fraud, drug use, sexual excess, or the annoyance of small children - is bad, it is incredible fun to watch him stab everyone in his environment in the back. The really dramatic downward spiral in which the policeman finds himself is concealed by this at the beginning. But at some point it can no longer be concealed that Robertson is heading for his complete self-destruction - and that makes the viewer feel even more intense.
Cut, the music selection, camera angles and of course the play of all the other great actors like Jamie Bell, a really wonderful Eddie Marsan and the wonderfully cranky Jim Broadbent make "Drecksau" a trip you have to see to believe that such a movie really exists. It is actually no wonder that the strip has so far (as of October 2013) found a rental outlet in almost all major markets - but not in America. This Irvine Welsh film adaptation is certainly not a "beautiful" film, not a light subject matter, but a dirty, uncomfortable comedy, which is simply so incredibly amusing because it never cares about political correctness - and culminates in one of the best final shots of recent times. For all those who like it bad, cynical and dirty, it is now - as the film poster says so nicely - time to be dirty: Absolutely worth seeing!
image + sound: The image of the Blu-ray shows slightly excessive contrasts and a sometimes clearly artificial coloring. However, both belong to the deliberately overstyled look of the film and can therefore also be described as very well implemented. Image sharpness and the adjustment of black values are also convincing. The DTS-HD 5.1 MA Mix is a great sound with powerfully tuned dialogues and some loud sound effects, which, together with the great soundtrack, always provide movement in the surround range. Good!
Extras: The bonus offer is limited primarily to typical promotional material. In addition to a short German-language advertising featurette (approx. 3:35 min.) there are also some interviews with James McAvoy (approx. 14:36 min.), Jamie Bell (approx. 2:20 min.), Imogen Poots (approx. 1:05 min.) and Jon S. Baird (approx. 11:24 min.). The conversation with director Baird clearly provides the most interesting information about the making of the film. Finally there are some uncommented B-Roll recordings (approx. 5:41 min.), the trailer of the film and further program tips to see. James McAvoy also welcomes the German audience in a short intro to the film.
Fazit: "Drecksau" is a dirty, uncomfortable comedy that lives on its outstanding actors and the renunciation of the usual political correctness. A film in which the name is really program and which presents itself on the Blu-ray in good picture and sound quality. Even if the offered extras are rather superficial, a very clear one applies to this disc: Absolutely recommendable!
An article by Frankfurt-Tipp