Le Donk was once a happy roadie with his whole life ahead of him, with an aim set for the stars, and a future career in the music business. Things did not exactly turn out that way, and now he has decided to place all his bets on one last hope for success. His ticket to the pearly gates? Nottingham's finest - real life rapper Scor-zay-zee.
Shane Meadows - one of England's most promising directors, occasionally hailed as artistic heir of Ken Loach - once again demonstrates his capacity as a creative force to be reckoned with. Improvised and shot during a five day-period, "Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee" is an urban twist to the genre of mockumentary - a "Spinal Tap" for the 21st century.
The gravity of Meadow's previous efforts, such as "This is England", may have stepped aside for comedy, but there is no denying that this is the work of a socially conscious storyteller. Between good laughs, focus is steadily on one man's desperate attempt to realize his dreams, in a harsh world that no longer seems to have room for optimism.
- Le Donk & Scor-Zay-Zee
- Shane Meadows
- 71 min
- Open Zone
- Production year
- Olivia COLMAN, Paddy CONSIDINE
- Mark HERBERT