The Riot Club
The Riot Club - Trailer
Director Lone ScherfigYear 2014Genre(s) Dramas
The Riot Club is an elite group of ten Oxford University students; the very best who are almost definitely going to go on to have successful futures. It's hundreds of years old and is notorious for their ritual drunken debauchery, lawlessness and often violent behaviour during their exclusive dinner parties each term. Their current president persuades a pub landlord and his daughter to let the club hire out the venue for the night, as long as he keeps things under control. However, it soon becomes clear that none of these young men are up for a quiet night when one of them hires a prostitute to 'entertain' them. She manages to make a quick escape when she realises what she's let herself in for though, and most of the club decide to take their frustrations out on the landlord and his daughter. Tragically, things get out of hand when one of the men seriously injures the landlord, causing the rest of them to panic. But with reputations at stake, who's going to blamed for it?
'The Riot Club' is a British drama based on the play 'Posh' by Laura Wade. Directed by Lone Scherfig ('An Education', 'Italian for Beginners', 'One Day'), the movie's titular organisation is based on the unofficial Bullingdon Club, which has gained similar notoriety over the decades. It is set to hit UK cinemas on September 19th 2014.
Starring: Max Irons, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay, Holliday Grainger, Sam Claflin, Natalie Dormer, Sam Reid, Ben Schnetzer, Tony Way, Amanda Fairbank-Hynes, Olly Alexander, Matthew Beard, Xavier Atkins, Michael Jibson