JON S BAIRD on FILTH

CORRUPT DETECTIVE SERGEANT BRUCE ROBERTSON WANTS A PROMOTION. HE’S CLEARLY THE BEST MAN FOR THE JOB – THE REST OF THE FORCE ARE JUST IDIOTS…

“The Games” are always being played – and Bruce is the best… But is life ever that simple? Is Bruce really the man he thinks he is?
The cruel, hilarious and, ultimately, tragic answers unfold in writer and director Jon S Baird’s brilliant 2013 film adaptation of the 1998 Irvine Welsh novel FILTH.
As Bruce turns colleagues against each other, exposing their secrets and stealing their wives, he starts to lose himself in a web of deceit he can’t control. His past begins to catch up with him – a crippling drug habit, a missing wife and suspicious colleagues take their toll. Bruce’s own dark secrets are gradually exposed as his sanity slips away…
BAIRD BAIRDIn this new edition of The Mouthcast, Jon S Baird discusses Bruce Robertson’s descent into madness, his potential redemption on meeting single mother Mary and the tragedy that follows. He also reveals how, assisted by what looks like a career-best turn from the great James McAvoy, he managed to bring Irvine Welsh’s “unfilmable” book to the screen. Released on DVD and blu-ray on 10th February, extras include an Irvine Welsh and Jon S Baird commentary track, extended scenes, deleted scenes, interviews and outtakes. Order the DVD here, or here for the Blu Ray.