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A schizophrenic causes havoc in his brother's restaurant. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Daniel Craig ... Ray

David Morrissey ... Pete

Kelly Macdonald ... Laura

Julie Graham ... Mandy

Peter McDonald ... Dave
Nicholas Palliser ... Ray's Friend
Huss Garbiya ... Man with Mobile

Edward Tudor-Pole ... Lighter Seller (as Edward Tudor Pole)

Ashley Walters ... Kitchen Hand
Gem Durham ... Cashier

Cate Fowler ... Benefits Agency Woman

Directed by
Simon Cellan Jones 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joe Penhall 

Produced by
Graham Broadbent .... producer
Damian Jones .... producer
 
Original Music by
Adrian Johnston 
 
Cinematography by
David Odd 
 
Film Editing by
Elen Pierce Lewis 
 
Casting by
Gail Stevens 
 
Production Design by
Zoe MacLeod 
 
Costume Design by
James Keast 
 
Makeup Department
Pebbles .... makeup designer
Nora Robertson .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alison Banks .... second assistant director
Robert Fabbri .... first assistant director
Lee Tailor .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Thomas Brown .... art department assistant
Stephen McGregor .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Richard Flynn .... production sound mixer
Nigel Stone .... adr supervisor
Nigel Stone .... dialogue editor
Ruth Sullivan .... foley artist
Mike Wood .... supervising sound editor
Paul Carr .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Robert Farr .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Richard Fettes .... foley editor (uncredited)
Mark Kenna .... consultant: Dolby film sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Bailey .... still photographer
Tony Slater Ling .... additional cinematographer: second unit
Alan Stewart .... additional cinematographer: second unit
Tammo van Hoorn .... additional focus puller
Tony Wilcock .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
William Davies .... casting assistant
 
Editorial Department
Mark Neale .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Terry Davies .... conductor
Liz Gallacher .... music supervisor
Steve Parr .... music mixer
Steve Parr .... music recordist
 
Other crew
Katie Bullock-Webster .... production assistant
Colleen Hughes .... production coordinator
Sandrine Loisy .... stand-in: Kelly McDonald
Roger Phillips .... title designer
Emma Pill .... location manager
Amanda Street .... international sales: FilmFour
Emma Thomas .... script supervisor
Catherine Charlton .... dialect coach (uncredited)
 

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101 min
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Australia:MA | France:U | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:12 | Spain:13 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15

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Laura:Squeeze the breath out of me. It makes me feel safe.See more »
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16 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Great script, superb performances, 7 October 2000
Author: Andrew Richards (andrew.richards@ukonline.co.uk) from Bournemouth, England

This was a film I saw completely "on spec" having not heard of it before. As is often the way, when there are no expectations to be dashed, the experience was entirely worthwhile.

Without giving too much plot away, our hero - or more accurately our anti-hero - is discharged at the start of the film from a psychiatric hospital. He is returned, with a large supply of tablets, to his brother's care within "the community". When he falls for a woman, who reciprocates, life seems better than it has ever been, and he begins to question whether the endless tablets are actually necessary.

This is a film which is above all honest. The performances are truthful and insightful, and the characters are drawn sympathetically but not blandly. We are shown flaws and strengths, and we are invited to observe and empathise but not judge. The laughter - and it is not in short supply - comes from the foibles of the characters we are presented with, and as in life, provides a welcome relief from the more tragic elements.

As the film moves towards its conclusion - via a 10 minute sequence of genuine breathtaking tension - the answers provided are not easy, and the loose ends are not tied up, yet this acts not to frustrate the viewer but simply to reinforce that this is the genuine article - life has no easy solutions.

I have rated this film as a 9 out of 10; it lacks the perception about the human condition, the wider scope or relevance of, say "American Beauty", but that was never its intention, and it is designed, I suspect, with a smaller audience in mind. It is, however, a beauty in its own right, and I would whole-heartedly recommend it as a thought- provoking way of spending a couple of hours.

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