film directed by Ken Loach
This film is, as usual for Ken Loach,
a social drama. It looks at the life of a poor woman
who involves herself with petty criminals.
One of these is played by Terrance Stamp
Steven Soderbergh bought the rights to this film
after casting Terrance Stamp in the film The Limey.
The Limey deals with the relationship between
a criminal and his daughter. Soderburgh used footage from
Poor Cow in The Limey to depict flashbacks to the past when
Stamps's charaters daughter is about eight years old.
This works brilliantly in Soderburg's movie
and Stamp, in spite of his age, has maintained his looks.
One imagines that most actors would dread being cast against a version of themselves that is 30 years younger,
but Stamp is illuminated by the comparison.