Watch: IFC's Full Trailer for 'The Riot Club' Set at Oxford University
Filthy. Rich. Spoilt. Rotten. IFC Films has recently unveiled the official US trailer for Lone Scherfig's The Riot Club, which will be getting released in March after initially premiering at TIFF 2014 last year. This debaucherous drama delves into the lives of the elite members of Oxford University's "Riot Club", based on the real-life Bullingdon Club, though I'm sure they want nothing to do with this. The young and beautiful cast of Riot Club includes Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay, Natalie Dormer, Holliday Grainger, Olly Alexander, Tom Hollander and Sam Reid. As much as I am fond of director Lone Scherfig, I'm not any more interested in this than I was after the first trailer. Give it a shot.
Set amongst the privileged elite of Oxford University, The Riot Club follows Miles (Max Irons) and Alistair (Sam Claflin), two first year students determined to join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening. The Riot Club is directed by Danish filmmaker Lone Scherfig, who most recently directed One Day, and the Best Picture Academy Award nominee An Education. It is produced by Pete Czernin and Graham Broadbent of Blueprint Pictures (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Seven Psychopaths). Screenwriter Laura Wade has adapted her critically-acclaimed play, 'Posh', with development support from the BFI Film Fund & Film4. The film opened in the UK last September as Posh.
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
rich or poor. Big deal. It looks shallow and and stereotypical in many bad ways ...
shiboleth on Feb 25, 2015
Is this based on the current UK Conservative government? They definitely hate poor people. Surely this is the role Eddie Redmayne was made for?
Carpola on Feb 25, 2015
Its based on a real-life Oxford elitist society called The Bullingdon Club. Similar to some of the more elitist American fraternities, sororities and secret societes. Funnily enough, our current Prime Minister, and Mayor of London were (are) members. Good times...
T. Hakeem on Feb 26, 2015
Who these guys? We're all in it together T. 🙁
Carpola on Feb 26, 2015
Oooohh...more underground socialite clubs? How utterly 90s of them!
DAVIDPD on Feb 26, 2015
What is the song at the 1:27 mark?
Andrew Treharne on Feb 26, 2015
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