Rancid Aluminum (2001)


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Joseph Fiennes and Rhys Ifans star in this wacky British comedy-thriller. Hard luck case Pete (Ifans), who is unable to impregnate his hot-to-trot wife Sarah (Sadie Frost), learns that his father's business, which he recently inherited, is saddled with a huge tax debt. At his wits' end, he consults his coke-snorting buddy Sean (Fiennes), who recommends a monetary infusion from local Russian loan shark Mr. Kant (Steven Berkoff) and his over-sexed daughter Masha (Tara Fitzgerald). When Pete and … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: James Hawes
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On DVD: Apr 9, 2002
LionsGate Entertainment



as Sean Deeny

as Pete Thompson

as Sarah

as Mr. Kant

as Dr. Jones

as Charlie

as Harry
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | March 14, 2002

July 28, 2005

Full Review… | June 18, 2012
Sight and Sound

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Full Review… | December 2, 2002
Sight and Sound

Audience Reviews for Rancid Aluminum


There's something quite Shakespearean about this enjoyable tale of dodgy international double dealing, sinister plotters, power and biological succession. Played for laughs and generally played very well by an excellent cast of mainly Brits. Oh, and in case we need more evidence that it's a Brit flick, they've even spelt the title right.

The Shrewlord

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