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16 Years of Alcohol

Rating:R (for pervasive language, some violent content and sexual material)
Release Date:January 1, 2003
Running time:102 minutes
Cast:Ewen Bremner, Kevin McKidd, Laura Fraser, Susan Lynch, Stuart Sinclair Blyth
Director:Richard Jobson
Producer:Wong Kar Wai, Hamish McAlpine, Mark Burton, Richard Jobson
Writer:Richard Jobson
Distributor:Metro Tartan Distributors

Description: This film explores one man's battle against the social and psychological ravages of alcoholism. As a child, Frank is confronted with two pathways in life, relating back to his ambivalent feelings for his father. Faced with this swaggering man, a womanizer and a drinker, Frank is torn between rejection and unconscious imitation. From then on, he continually vacillates between a desire for self-control and stability, and giving in to hatred and mistrust, a legacy of his painful experience of betrayal. His first precocious glass of alcohol drags him in this dangerous direction, which continues throughout his adulthood.

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