McAvoy caught up in Welsh’s Filth

James McAvoy in Filth
James McAvoy in Filth
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A cop manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive season in Filth, out now at the Showcase in Bargeddie.

Based on the novel by Irvine Welsh, scheming Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy), a bigoted and corrupt policeman, is in line for a promotion and will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

Enlisted to solve a brutal murder and threatened by the aspirations of his colleagues, including Ray Lennox (Jamie Bell), Bruce sets about ensuring their ruin, right under the nose of unwitting Chief Inspector Toal (John Sessions).

As he turns his colleagues against one another by stealing their wives and exposing their secrets, Bruce starts to lose himself in a web of deceit that he can no longer control.

But his past is slowly catching up with him, and a missing wife, a crippling drug habit and suspicious colleagues start to take their toll on his sanity.

Filth is rated 18 and runs 97 minutes.

For listings visit Showcase Cinemas