Filth is based on the book of the same name from ‘Trainspotting’ scribe Irvine Welsh it follows Bruce Robertson a detective sergeant serving in Edinburgh’s “Lothian Constabulary”. Robertson is a Machiavellian, intensely misanthropic man who spends his time indulging in cocaine and alcohol abuse, sexually abusive relationships, compulsive gorging on junk food, and, most of all, his penchant for “the games” — Bruce’s euphemism for the myriad foul plots he hatches directed at workmates. He is able to pander to all of his vices during his annual holidays in Amsterdam.
With James McAvoy in the lead and a critically acclaimed novel behind it, it looks likes we’re onto a winner. For anyone that has read the book and is familiar with the tapeworm aspect of the plot (hard to explain) it’ll be interesting to see how it translates onto the screen.
Anyway, check out the trailer below and for more info head to FILTHMOVIE.CO.UK