CITY RATS tells the stories of eight people going through their own personal crises, whose lives are connected in some way. In one scenario, a man prepares to throw himself off a building when he spots a fellow suicidal on an adjacent rooftop. United by their suffering, the pair realise that there must be another way out. A down-on-his-luck artist finds inspiration in the unlikeliest of places--the prostitute living next door--but winds up paying a high price for her cooperation. Elsewhere, a gay man leads his deaf-mute brother--who also happens to be gay--through the streets of Soho in an effort to help him lose his virginity. Danny Dyer (ADULTHOOD, THE FOOTBALL FACTORY) stars as a man whose shadowy past comes back to haunt him when the mother of an old friend approaches him for help in finding her missing son.
The idea that all of human experience is somehow connected is beautifully illustrated by this bittersweet tale of hope, redemption, and the obstacles in between.
Release Date: 27 April 2009
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 98 minutes
Production Year: 2008
Main Language: English