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Final Cut (1998)

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Jude
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Sadie
John Beckett ...
John
William Scully ...
Bill
Mark Burdis ...
Mark
Perry Benson ...
Tony
Lisa Marsh ...
Lisa
Ray Burdis ...
Burdis
Dominic Anciano ...
Dominic
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Ali Brown
Victor Bruce
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Storyline

The film opens with the cast gathering after the funeral of Jude to see a film he had been working on for two years. It turns out that the film is secret videos of all those gathered together in their most despicable moments including thievery, spousal abuse, adultery, etc. The revelations remove the masks from the so-called close friends. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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The camera never lies...it's a pity about friends

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Rated R for language, sexuality, drug use and some violence | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

24 September 1999 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Final Cut - Die letzte Abrechung  »

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£1,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

All the characters in the film (except Tony, played by Perry Benson) share their forename with the actors playing them. This gimmick was repeated in the directors' follow-up film, _Love, Honor and Obey (2000)_. See more »

Quotes

Jude: Who was that? What was she doing? Well, I might reveal it... and I might not. I have to keep you on the edge of your seats. You see that's the joy of making a cutting edge film. Real life on celluloid. Stay tuned!
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Followed by Love, Honor and Obey (2000) See more »

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One for Foutch
Written by Thierry Lang
Performed by Thierry Lang and his trio
Published by Fugitive Music Limited/Watanabe Music Publishing
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One of the best British films for quite some time

It's a simple idea, get some actors together and improvise a film. Get them to use their real names, give them basic outlines of what to do and involve a camera crew in the story line and you've got yourself covered.

Does it work? Hell yes. This is something else. The acting is simply stunning all round, but Ray Winstone does stand out - when doesn't he?

A very simple story, Jude has been secretly videotaping his friends and at his funeral they get to see themselves on TV. Their reactions complete Jude's final film.

The interaction of the characters is very well played. It's believable, sad, funny, intense and fascinating.

I can't recommend this film any higher, except that there's a lot of swearing - it's supposed to have the highest amount of swearwords submitted to the BBFC - mainly courtesy of Mr Winstone in one very memorable scene (some of the couplings I've never heard before, yet they seem so natural streaming from Ray Winstone's mouth)


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