Gary Oldman’s devastating portrait of a dysfunctional London family, starring Ray Winstone, Kathy Burke and Charlie Creed-Miles, is released on Blu-ray for the very first time. This is a new 4K remaster by the BFI National archive and is director-approved.
Gary Oldman revealed himself as a filmmaker of uncompromising talent with Nil by Mouth, his debut and so far only directorial feature.
Set on a council estate in New Cross, south east London (the area where Oldman himself grew up), a dysfunctional family encounters domestic violence, drunkenness, drug addiction and petty crime. Featuring career-best performances from Kathy Burke (winner of Best Actress at Cannes), Ray Winstone and Charlie Creed-Miles, all superbly supported by Laila Morse and Jamie Foreman, Nil by Mouth was awarded Best British Film and Best Original Screenplay at the 1998 Bafta awards.
This intensely powerful and emotional landmark of British has been remastered in 4K for its 25th anniversary by the BFI National Archive, and this release is the first time on Blu-ray anywhere in the world.
‘One of the best British films of its era’ Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent
‘Haunting, harrowingly intelligent’ Financial Times
‘One of the most painfully honest and eloquent studies of a kind of London working-class life’ Time Out