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Ray
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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charlotte Andrew
Ali Brown
Victor Bruce
Simon Chapman
Serna Cook
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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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24 September 1999 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Final Cut - Die letzte Abrechung  »

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£1,000,000 (estimated)
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Directors Ray Burdis and 'Dominic Anciano' prepared a "bible" that detailed all the characters' back stories and motivations. This was sufficiently detailed to eliminate the need for endless rehearsals. Instead, each scene was shot on the first improvisation. New content was then added to each subsequent take to keep the scene fresh and original. See more »

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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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Written and Composed by John Enthoven
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Published by Fugitive Music Limited
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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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