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Property developer Jamie has to evict some weird, post-modern hippies from a building. But they slowly drag him into their dark underworld of bizarre rituals and dangerous liaisons. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Joely Richardson ... Emily

Jeremy Northam ... Jamie

Anna Friel ... Lizzie

Trevor Eve ... Kanahan

Laura Fraser ... Megan

Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Adam
Sean Francis ... Lawrence
Stephanie Buttle ... Katrinna

George Costigan ... Micky
Lynne Miller ... Judith
Emma Amos ... Diana
Rene Lawrence ... Colin

Michael Feast ... Delario

Julian Rhind-Tutt ... Forester

Kate Isitt ... Caroline

Rupert Penry-Jones ... Dietrich

Andreas Wisniewski ... Lieutenant

John Bowler ... Journalist

Togo Igawa ... Japanese Businessman

Kate Gartside ... Mary

Helen Lindsay ... Emily's Mother
Frank Mills ... Emily's Father

David Schneider ... Man in Waiting Room
Daniel Smith ... Boy 1
Dean Batchelor ... Boy 2
Ben Priolo ... Boy 3
Selina Boyack ... Young Doctor
Rob Marni ... Thug
Stephane Paris ... Waiter

Directed by
Stephen Poliakoff 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stephen Poliakoff  writer

Produced by
Simon Curtis .... executive producer
George Faber .... producer
Anita Overland .... producer
Original Music by
Adrian Johnston 
Cinematography by
Wit Dabal 
Film Editing by
Anne Sopel 
Casting by
Joyce Gallie 
Production Design by
Christopher Hobbs 
Art Direction by
Richard Bridgland 
Costume Design by
Gina Portman 
Makeup Department
Sarah Cherry .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Toni Staples .... third assistant director
Art Department
Wade Hannett .... set painter
Campbell Mitchell .... stand-by property master
Sam Stokes .... property master
Sound Department
Sam Auguste .... assistant sound editor
Peter Maxwell .... sound re-recording mixer
Mags Scholes .... boom operator
Steve Hancock .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Richard Van Den Bergh .... model designer
Visual Effects by
Tim Baxter .... optical effects
Dean Forster .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Julian Bucknall .... focus puller
Terry McDonough .... camera operator
Peter Mountain .... still photographer
Dean Thompson .... focus puller
Editorial Department
Lionel Johnson .... second assistant editor
Music Department
Steve Parr .... music mixer
Steve Parr .... music recordist
Transportation Department
Jim Threapleton .... unit driver
Other crew
Michael Harm .... location manager
Marzenna Hiles .... script supervisor
Mark Inglis .... set runner
Simon Reade .... script editor

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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Intelligent and thoughtful, 29 May 2000
Author: Colin Roth ( from Sheffield, UK

Intelligent and thoughtful, this tv play tackles the difficult and complex problems raised by religious and other cults, the way they isolate their members from the outside world and build barriers around themselves to prevent intrusions. It's subtle, especially in comparison with a recent film with Kate Winslett on the same subject, perhaps too subtle in its ironic substitution of material goods for spiritual: this cult is capitalist, selling electrical goods rather than religious dogma. But although the comments here already show that this is a provocative and controversial film, I wanted to record my own positive reaction to it: I found it valuable and challenging - and it's not only the lovely Anna Friel who disrobes; there's an early sighting of all of the increasingly splendid Jonathan Rhys-Myers to enjoy. If you can get sight of it, I think this is worth viewing.

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