Young Adam (2003) - Synopsis

Young Adam (2003) - Synopsis ImageJoe, a rootless young drifter, finds work on a barge travelling between Glasgow and Edinburgh, owned by Leslie and his wife Ella.

One afternoon they discover the corpse of a young woman floating in the canal.

Accident? Suicide? Murder?

As the police investigate and a suspect is arrested, we discover that Joe knows more than he’s letting on, and gradually we learn of Joe’s past relationship with the dead woman.

Meanwhile an unspoken attraction has developed between Joe and Ella, and claustrophobic tensions evolve between the three of them in the confined space of the barge…

Based on Scottish beat writer Alexander Trocchi’s novel and inspired by the great Hollywood film noirs of the 40s and 50s, YOUNG ADAM is a highly original thriller set on the canals between Glasgow and Edinburgh. From award winning short film maker David Mackenzie, produced by Jeremy Thomas’ Recorded Picture Company.