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Beg! -- An official selection of the Sundance Film Festival!  A female surgeon working at a decrepit hospital gets tangled in a surreal web of intrigue and murder in this intense thriller from director Robert Golden.


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  (in credits order)
Peta Lily ... Dr. Penny Second / Sexy Nurse
Philip Pellew ... Detective Sergeant Stiltskin

Julian Bleach ... Dr. Rogers

Olegar Fedoro ... Hal (as Oleg Federov)
Jeremy Wilkin ... Dr. Melplash
Rex Doyle ... Pathologist
Chris Banks ... Dr. Second Senior

Rachel Izen ... Sister Helston
Stephanie Buttle ... Karen
Yasmin Pettigrew ... Nurse to Dr. Second Sr.
Terence Soall ... Dr. Ruden (as Terrence Soall)
David Tysall ... Dr. John Lord
James Clarkson ... Dr. Sterk

Simon Fisher-Becker ... Dr. Farth (as Simon Fisher Becker)
David Trevena ... Dr. Scut
John Scott Martin ... Nightwatchman
Tina Ellen Lee ... Club Singer
Gavin MacFadyen ... Detective Bland

Christopher Adamson ... Detective Jarvis
Polly Jackson ... Women's Ward Nurse

Mary Roscoe ... Pregnant Rioter

John Deery ... Riot Warder
Jelena Budimir ... Patient
Eve Pearce ... Patient
David Glass ... Young Daddy
Rosanna Marsh ... Young Penny
Eleanor Marsh ... Young Girl Patient

Malcolm Freeman ... Emergency Room
Sally O'Donnell ... Emergency Room
Angelo Piccigallo ... Emergency Room
David Ould ... Waiting Room
John Ould ... Waiting Room
Amelie von Harrach ... Waiting Room
Sinèad Skinner ... Waiting Room

Directed by
Robert Golden 
Writing credits
Peta Lily (play) and
David Glass (play)

Peta Lily (screenplay) and
David Glass (screenplay) and
Robert Golden (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert Golden .... executive producer
Andrea Marsh .... associate producer
Sandra Yarwood .... producer
Original Music by
Stephen W. Parsons  (as Stephen Parsons)
David Pearl 
Cinematography by
Chris Middleton 
Film Editing by
Terry Jones 
Dean Wyles 
Casting by
Suzy Korel 
Production Design by
Harry Metcalfe 
Art Direction by
Sue Ferguson 
Costume Design by
Jo Van Schuppen  (as Jochien Van Schuppen)
Makeup Department
Karen Beadle .... hair & make-up designer: Beg!
Karen Beadle .... makeup designer
Xanthia Cooper .... makeup artist
Production Management
Brian Windus .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Glass .... associate director
Steve Lincoln .... first assistant director
David Skynner .... third assistant director (as David Skinner)
Matthew Whitley .... second assistant director
Art Department
Simon Bisset .... props driver
Lyndsay Bullock .... assistant art director (as Lindsay Bullock)
Gary Gleeson .... master painter
Justine Jones .... art department runner
Jonathan Leahey .... assistant art director
Barnaby Papworth .... master carpenter
Alan Pike .... art department runner
Damian Waters .... props
Barnaby Papworth .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Chris Domaille .... foley artist
Paul Hamblin .... dubbing mixer
Jonathan Jenkins .... foley mixer
Karl Mardert .... boom operator (as Karl Madert)
James Mather .... adr editor
James Mather .... sound effects editor
Lisa Newsome .... boom operator
Steve Taylor .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Dave Elsey .... special effects makeup
Adrian Getley .... special effects makeup
Alan Hedgcock .... special effects makeup
Brendan Lonergan .... special effects makeup
John Schoonraad .... special effects makeup
Cliff Wallace .... special effects makeup
Camera and Electrical Department
Tessa Brown .... camera trainee
John Devine .... gaffer
Marco di Giulio .... best boy (as Marco Di Guilio)
Martin Duncan .... gaffer
Paul Englefield .... camera operator
Adam Harris .... electrician
Nic Holman .... electrician
Russell Hopkin .... focus puller
Brett Lamb-Shine .... focus puller
Michael McDermott .... gaffer (as Mick McDermott)
Chris Middleton .... lighting
Rob Roy .... focus puller
Stephen Sadler .... clapper loader
Matt Skinner .... focus puller
Mark Smythe .... camera operator
Jim Solan .... electrician
Corinne Turner .... still photographer
Gary Waters .... grip
Vanessa Woolf-Hoyle .... electrician (as Vanessa Woolfe)
Lucho Zuidema .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Beatrice Balazs .... assistant costume designer
Tamsin Thorne .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Martin McGlone .... color grader
Music Department
Nehra Ashworth .... musician
Alexander Balanescu .... musician (as Alex Balanescu)
Richard Causon .... music programmer
Francis Haines .... composer: additional music
Simon Lupin .... music recording engineer
Chris Pye .... music recording engineer
Steve Sidwell .... musician
Joe Thompson .... musician
Nigel Woodhouse .... musician
Other crew
Richard Beresford .... legal services
Jamie Bossom .... location manager
Liz Broberg .... production assistant
Vanessa Davies .... unit publicist
Clifford Davis .... legal services
Mike Dempsey .... title designer
David Glass .... choreographer
Gary Gleeson .... dog owner
Maralyn Moseley .... bookkeeper
Chris Parkinson .... legal services
Marinella Setti .... continuity
Julie Tottman .... animal wrangler (as Julie Tottham)
David Ellis .... thanks (as Dr. David Ellis)
Stiv Jenner .... thanks
Richard Paynter .... thanks
Clare Timms .... thanks: Soho 601


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108 min
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Pitch black horror comedy set in a crumbling, chaotic, near future hospital staffed by grotesque cartoon-like characters. When Dr Penny Seconds lover is murdered, and her father falls into a coma, Detective Stiltskin starts to investigate. The tone of this film is almost unique.There are similarities with Greenaway, and Lindsay Anderson's Britannia Hospital, but this is much stranger and more stylized. The sets sometimes resemble theatre sets. Peta Lily as the "normal" character at the heart of the piece is excellent, as is Phillip Pellew as the repulsive Stiltskin. The rest of the cast vary. Its quite watchable, with some gore (live dogs sewn inside murder victims, plus Stiltskin ripping out his radio control implants), plus a couple of sex scenes. But at the end of the day it all makes little sense. You just have to take this film on its own terms.

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