The Damned United (2nd Hand DVD)
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand DVD (Single Disc)
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Other Products - DVD's
- Released : 2009
- Studio / Number : Sony Pictures / 5035822555938
- Region : Region 2
- SKU : SHDVD000001
- PPC : LL80
- Quantity Available : 1
Michael Sheen (Actor), Timothy Spall (Actor), Tom Hooper (Director)
Based on the best-selling book of the same name, The Damned United is the story of one of Britain’s finest ever football managers, Brian Clough, and his curtailed 44-day reign at the helm of Leeds United. It turns out it’s also the tale of his formative years at Derby County, the story of his rivalry with previous Leeds United boss Don Revie, and ultimately, the exploration of his relationship with his assistant, Peter Taylor.
The film explores the story by moving backwards and forwards in time, but always at the heart of The Damned United is its trump card. Michael Sheen has already richly deserved an abundance of plaudits in his acting career, not least for his superb portrayal of David Frost in Frost/Nixon, and he carves out another terrific performance here. Taking on the challenge of playing the larger than life Clough, his work here is tremendous, and the highlight of an already-strong cast that also features Timothy Spall and Colm Meaney.
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