The game is always being played in this second red-band trailer for FILTH

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Despite having been released in its native UK back in September  2013 already (where I’m guessing a new trend of raunchy photocopy machine pranks swiftly followed), the rest of the world is still waiting for James McAvoy’s Filth to show up on their screens. With an international release date swiftly approaching, a new, very NSFW red-band trailer has been released to remind us folks in the rest of the world, just what the British (don’t let those cultured cups of tea and cucumber sandwiches fool you) have been getting up to for the last few months without us.

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. 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. 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. The question is: can he keep his grip on reality long enough to disentangle himself from the filth?

Filth, which is based on the acclaimed book by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, stars James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Imogen Poots, Jim Broadbent and Eddie Marsan, and hits VOD on April 24, and limited international cinemas on May 30, 2014.

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Last Updated: March 24, 2014

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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