Dir: Ken Loach / United Kingdom / 95 mins
Synopsis : Riff Raff follows Stevie, an ex-con from Scotland
who is struggling to start anew. He takes a job in a construction site in North London where they are converting a closed down hospital into luxury apartments. He has no place to live, and doesn’t make enough to rent a flat, so his co-workers happily appropriate a “squat” for him.
Soon after, he meets Susan, an aspiring singer with a lot of heart. Stevie falls for and moves in with Susan. But Susan’s drug habit and errant responsibilities at the building site lead Stevie into irrepressible life. A likable, unpretentious movie it is a significant slice of British working-class life, with warm hearted humour that is tempered by a definite warning edge of inflexible social consciousness.
Direction Ken Loach, Peter Mc Aleese
Production David Taegar
Screenplay Bill Jesse
Cinematography Barry Ackroyd
Editing Jonathan Morris, Anthony Morris
Music StewartCopeland Sound Bob Withey
Cast Robert Carlyle, Emer McCourt, Jimmy Coleman, George Moss, Ricky Tomlinson, David Finch, Richard Belgrave, Ade Sapara, Derek Young, Bill Moores, Luke Kelly, Garrie J. Lammin, Willie Ross, Dean Perry Dylan O’mahony, Brian Coyle, Stuart Peveril, Terry Bird