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13 May 2014  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Universal

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Remember Oxford Blues, in which Rob Lowe’s uber-jock pursues unfeasibly well-to-do Lady Catherine Smugglington-Teacups from America to Oxfordton University where he woos her, gets a first class degree in PPE and joins the first available Tory government?* Well, The Riot Club, is shaping up to be absolutely nothing like that. Lone Scherfig’s new drama – previously known as Posh after the play on which it is based – is a much less whimsical affair, with some pointed insights to make about the British class system. It has a new title, a new trailer and a fresh poster to share with you lucky, lucky public. Click below to watch the promo.

 

A story of entitlement, privilege and very silly waistcoats adapted by Laura Wade from her own play, The Riot Club takes obvious inspiration from the real-life Bullingdon Club. Scherfig herself, however, denies any direct link between the film’s characters and, say, members of the current government. Which is probably just as well considering the bloody violence that plays out in their wood-panelled club house.

“No, not at all,” says the Danish director. “Also, if you see things that are horrific in this film you shouldn't blame the Bullingdon Club. Or the other way around... You may see things that are charming in [The Riot Club] and think maybe that is the way the Bullingdon Club is as well!”

The aim, according to Scherfig, is to make a broader film about power and class - one that grips and amuses, as well as provokes. “It’s more dynamic and energetic and dramatic and tough than the films I've done previously.”

Audiences can find out for themselves when The Riot Club opens on September 19, starring Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Holliday Grainger, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay and Natalie Dormer.

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Poor marketing!
The marketing department appear to be unsure what to market here - rich, spoilt, corrupt, Tory Toffs having a great time - which would alienate the majority of the UK film going public considering the current climate. Nobody likes to see the great divide rubbed in their faces. Or a drama in which the 'cream' of British society do bad things and get a punishment. More

Posted by Silvio Mugabe at 12:05 on 13 May 2014 | Report This Post

Spoiler-y trailer alert
I stopped the trailer around the 1:30 mark. Just started to verge into another over-revealing trailer. I'd have probably gone to see this based on the first 90 seconds and then been genuinely surprised by what goes on. Now I know pretty much how the film will play out. I hope there are more surprises than revealed here, but looks like a Sky Movies Premiere flick to me. More

Posted by murta1993 at 11:59 on 13 May 2014 | Report This Post

Toff Tosh
Bad trailer for what looks like being a bad film: a simplistic swipe at the UK's favourite punchbag – Tory toffs. More

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