Tube Tales (1999)

 |  Drama  |  19 November 1999 (UK)
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Nine stories based on the true-life experiences of London Underground passengers.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke (segment "Mr. Cool")
Joe (segment "Mr. Cool")
Emma (segment "Mr. Cool")
Alex (segment "Horny")
Liz Smith ...
Old Lady (segment "Horny")
Old Gent (segment "Horny")
Leah Fitzgerald ...
Little Girl (segment "Horny")
Mr. X (segment "Grasshopper")
Alicya Eyo ...
Shantel (segment "Grasshopper") (as Alicia Eyo)
Roger Griffiths ...
Charlie (segment "Grasshopper")
Dele Johnson ...
Stevie (segment "Grasshopper")
Reena (segment "Grasshopper")
Peter McNamara ...
Roy (segment "Grasshopper")
Mazaar (segment "Grasshopper")
Mo (segment "Grasshopper")


Collective film comprised of nine stories taking place in and around underground transportation in London, all based on true facts submitted by readers of "Time Out" magazine: in "Mr. Cool" (Jenkins) a young female worker is courted by a colleague who travels by subway and an executive with his own car; in "Horny" (Hopkins), a girl gets sexually aroused every time she takes the subterranean; in "Grasshopper" (Huda), youngsters, police inspectors and drug pushers get mixed up in the subway; in "My Father the Liar" (Hoskins), a little boy takes the train with his father and witness an unexpected incident; in "Bone" (McGregor), a musician is in search of his Muse in the train cars; in "Mouth" (Iannucci), an attractive female passenger rides a noisy train compartment, as she gets sick; in "A Bird in the Hand" (Law), an old man experiences a sense of freedom helping a trapped bird; in "Rosebud" (Dellal), a mother desperately looks for her little daughter, while the girl has a good time; ... Written by Edgar Soberón Torchia <>

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19 November 1999 (UK)  »

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Historias del metro  »

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Ewan McGregor's directorial debut. See more »


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Composed and Performed by Faze & Zero
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A Collection of Short Stories
6 October 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A quirky, and very British, collection of nine ten minute short stories all set on the London underground.There is no obvious central theme, and no message. Just a celebration of the diversity of everyday goings on in our subterranean transport system.

You don't have to, and are probably not intended to, like all the stories. There is no "eureka" moment.What you do get is idiosyncratic story telling by a distinguished cast. The dialogue is often sparse, placing great importance on acting, and space, which the film delivers in spades.

In an era of increasingly formulaic and homogeneous film making this dares to be different, and rewards the viewer accordingly.Perversely the fact that the tales are no longer than ten minutes makes the overall running time seem longer, as you mentally "rewind" after each short. And if one is losing your interest? Well you are only a few minutes away from your next one.

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