Pure

Overview

After forays into period war drama Regeneration and globe-trotting bohemia Hideous Kinky, Scottish director Gillies MacKinnon returns to social realist melodrama with this tale of a ten-year-old desperately trying to parent his heroin-addicted mother. Pure revolves around Paul Harry Eden, a young boy who finds his life torn apart after the untimely demise of his father. Despondent in the wake of her husband's death, Paul's mother, Mel Molly Parker, turns to a less-than-reputable old friend for consolation: Lenny ...
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Overview

After forays into period war drama Regeneration and globe-trotting bohemia Hideous Kinky, Scottish director Gillies MacKinnon returns to social realist melodrama with this tale of a ten-year-old desperately trying to parent his heroin-addicted mother. Pure revolves around Paul Harry Eden, a young boy who finds his life torn apart after the untimely demise of his father. Despondent in the wake of her husband's death, Paul's mother, Mel Molly Parker, turns to a less-than-reputable old friend for consolation: Lenny David Wenham, a long-time acquaintance of her husband's who also happens to be the main drug dealer in their West London neighborhood. Lenny divides his time between Mel and his other customers, including Louise Keira Knightley, a pregnant, crack-addicted waitress. Paul is so accustomed to his mother's addiction that it doesn't occur to him that it's a problem, but as Mel's behavior grows more and more unstable -- and as local police start investigating the area drug scene -- Paul realizes that it's his responsibility to take care of himself and his younger brother. Pure premiered at the 2002 Toronto Film Festival.
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Special Features

Interview with the director; Photo gallery; Poster progression; Sneak previews; Theatrical trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/25/2006
  • UPC: 825284200201
  • Original Release: 2002
  • Source: Indican
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 71,190

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Molly Parker Mel
David Wenham Lenny
Harry Eden Paul
Geraldine McEwan Nanna
Keira Knightley Louise
Kate Ashfield Helen
Gary Lewis Det. Insp. French
Marsha Thomason Vicki
Karl Johnson Granddad
Nitin Chandra Ganatra Abu
Levi Hayes Jack
Vinni Hunter Lee
Technical Credits
Gillies MacKinnon Director
Amit Barooah Executive Producer
Robert Bevan Executive Producer
Howard Burch Producer
Kate Carin Costumes/Costume Designer
Cristina Casali Art Director
Pia Di Ciaula Editor
Amanda Coombes Executive Producer
John DeBorman Cinematographer
Chloe Emmerson Casting
Jane Featherstone Executive Producer
Stephen Garrett Executive Producer
Keith Hayley Executive Producer
Jon Henson Production Designer
Jon Henson Production Designer
Alison Hume Screenwriter
Colin Nicolson Sound/Sound Designer
Charlie Savill Executive Producer
Nitin Sawhney Score Composer
Stephen Woolfenden Asst. Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Pure
1. Opening Titles [2:47]
2. East End Morning [6:28]
3. Babysitting for Vicki [6:25]
4. Skipping School [6:51]
5. Staying With Nanna [6:26]
6. Cold Turkey [12:22]
7. Police [5:15]
8. Going 'Up West' [8:58]
9. Trying to Give Up [8:09]
10. Paul's Decision [5:12]
11. Lenny's Arrest [3:29]
12. Reunited [12:37]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Pure
   Play Feature
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Theatrical Trailer
      Photo Gallery
      Poster Progression
      Director's Interview
      Cast & Crew Bios
      Sneak Previews
         Fakers
         Two Men Went to War
         3 Walls
         Pariah
         Moonlight
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