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The Legend of Barney Thomson is a canadien film of genre Drama directed by Robert Carlyle released in USA on 2 february 2016 with Emma Thompson

The Legend of Barney Thomson (2015)

The Legend of Barney Thomson
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Released in USA 2 february 2016
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OriginCanada
Genres Drama,    Thriller,    Comedy,    Comedy-drama
Rating62% 3.148443.148443.148443.148443.14844

The Legend of Barney Thomson is a 2015 Scottish comedy thriller based on the novel The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson by Douglas Lindsay. It is directed by Scottish actor Robert Carlyle who also stars in the film alongside Emma Thompson, Ray Winstone, Ashley Jensen and Brian Pettifer. It was previewed at the 2015 Edinburgh International Film Festival in June 2015 before its release on 24 July 2015.

Synopsis

Set in Glasgow, the film centers around Barney Thomson, an awkward, diffident barber living a life of desperate mediocrity whose uninteresting life gets turned upside down when he enters the grotesque and comically absurd world of a serial killer after accidentally killing his boss.

Actors

Emma Thompson

(Cemolina)
Ray Winstone

(Holdall)
Robert Carlyle

(Barney)
Ashley Jensen

(Detective Inspector June Robertson)
James Cosmo

(James Henderson)
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