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Last Updated: Sunday, 10 October, 2004, 12:48 GMT 13:48 UK
Dead Man's Shoes wins at Dinard
Paddy Considine (foreground)
The film is set in Derbyshire
Revenge thriller Dead Man's Shoes has scooped top prize at the British Film Festival in Dinard, France.

Shane Meadows' movie tells the story of two brothers who return to their hometown to get even with the men who used to torture their younger brother.

The Hitchcock d'Or award was announced on Saturday by the festival jury, who said the decision was unanimous.

Meadows thanked an "incredible" audience at the ceremony. The film was released in the UK on 1 October.

The Hitchcock d'Or is named after the legendary director, who once lived in the Breton town where the festival is held.

Actor Paddy Considine, who also appeared in Meadows' A Room for Romeo Brass in 1999, plays the lead role and also collaborated on the script.

Six competing

Dead Man's Shoes faced competition from Bullet Boy, The Football Factory, Mothers and Daughters, My Summer of Love and Yasmin.

Kenneth Glenaan's Yasmin picked up the Public's Prize.

"My goodness, what a shock," he told the audience on Saturday.

The festival opened on Thursday with the new film from Trainspotting director Danny Boyle.

Millions is the story of two children who discover a bag containing stolen cash - almost 250,000 - and must spend it days before Britain's change over to the Euro without raising suspicion.

The 15th Dinard festival ends on Sunday.


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