• Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane McGowan

Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan

by Julien Temple Gala Premieres

The Pogues were an Irish folk-punk band that landed a world hit in 1987 with the touching song "Fairytale of New York", which propelled them from playing in pubs to performing at the big concert venues. The songs of these catholic Irish stood for the independence of their homeland. Frontman Shane MacGowan, notorious for his excessive lifestyle, was particularly fond of making provocative, anti-British statements. Produced by Johnny Depp, this documentary by director Julien Temple looks back on the band's career and celebrates MacGowan as a nonconformist rebel. Depp himself sits down with his friend who, forever with a drink in his hand, talks to him about his career. Other Pogues band members and greats like Bono from U2 and Nick Cave also have their say. The film takes a bow to the career of punk poet MacGowan and makes you want to dust off your old Pogues records.

  • Genre: DOC: Arts & Culture
  • Country, Year: UK, Ireland, 2020
  • Runtime: 124 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German
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  • Director: Julien Temple
  • Cast: Shane MacGowan, Johnny Depp, Bono, Nick Cave, Bobby Gillespie, Glen Matlock, Jem Finer, Spider Stacy
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  • Screenplay: Julien Temple
  • Cinematography: Steve Organ
  • Editor: Caroline Richards
  • Music: Jocelyn Campbell, Jc Carroll
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  • Producers: Johnny Depp, Stephen Deuters,
  • Executive Producer: Jeremy Thomas
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  • Production Companies: Infinitum Nihil, Nitrate Film
  • World Sales: HanWay Films, The Festival Agency
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