The Rat

UK 1925. Dir Graham Cutts.

In a special presentation featuring live music and performance, the BFI invites you to enter the world of "the Rat". Party like it's 1925 with the reprobates of the White Coffin Club after the film in Benugo's. Please dress appropriately!

Guest-curated by Bryony Dixon; event concept by Rhidian Davis, Claire Geddie and The Willow Partnership.

Ivor Novello plays Pierre Boucheron, “the Rat,” in this tale of the Paris underworld. A jewel thief who commands the allegiance of the denizens of the White Coffin Club, he meets his match in Zelie de Chaumet, the dazzling demi-mondaine who is also accustomed to dog-like obedience. With style written right through it, from the opulent string of pearls that she dangles before him, to the flick knife with which he slits his partner’s skirt in the brutal apache dance, The Rat is quintessentially Twenties

for other exquisite male crooks and troublemakers, look no further than:
Purple Noon
The Boys

BFI Southbank NFT1 Saturday 24 May 2008, 17:45