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Sorted -- A young lawyer gets more than he bargains for while investigating his brother's mysterious death.

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Director:
Writers:
Alexander Jovy (story)
Nick Villiers (screenplay)
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Release Date:
6 October 2000 (UK) See more »
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A young lawyer gets more than he bargains for while investigating his brother's mysterious death. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Matthew Rhys ... Carl

Sienna Guillory ... Sunny

Ben Moor ... Thames Barrier Officer
Claire Harman ... Thames Barrier Girl
Mark Crowdy ... Gallery Manager
Joseph Kpobie ... Record Shop Rapper

Neil Maskell ... Record Shop Geezer

Stephen Marcus ... Rob
Jason Donovan ... Martin
Michael Price ... Samson
Bob Mercer ... Bartender

Simon Meacock ... Silver Shirt

Fay Masterson ... Tiffany

Kelly Brook ... Sarah

Tim Curry ... Damian Kemp
Charlotte Bicknell ... Nicole

Idris Elba ... Jam
Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor ... Justin's PA
Karl Mitchel ... Traffic Warden

Gina Murray ... Jo

Sebastian Knapp ... Jake
Brian Bovell ... Custom's Officer
Martin Wimbush ... Custom's Business Man
Jo Greary ... Club Punter 1
Matthew Baker ... Club Punter 2 (as Matt Baker)
Tim Vincent ... Justin
Ben Waters ... Speedfreak
Gerry Scanlon ... Suit

Clem Tibber ... School Boy

Mary Tamm ... School Mother
Alexander Jovy ... Club DJ

Colin McFarlane ... Doctor (as Colin MacFarlan)
Elton Farla ... Doctor
Jo Manderson ... Nurse
Maureen Sweeney ... Nurse
Annabel Ropner ... Nurse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maurizio Casula ... Dancer as Extra (uncredited)
Danny Erskine ... Dj (uncredited)
Dean Kayne ... Extra (uncredited)

Sabrina Van Tassel ... Charlotte (uncredited)
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Directed by
Alexander Jovy 
 
Writing credits
Alexander Jovy (story) (as Alex Jovy)

Nick Villiers (screenplay)

Christian Spurrier (based on a screenplay by) &
Malcolm Campbell (based on a screenplay by)

Produced by
Fabrizio Chiesa .... producer
Steve Clark-Hall .... executive producer
Mark Crowdy .... producer
Alexander Jovy .... executive producer (as Alex Jovy)
Peter La Terriere .... line producer
Torsten Leschly .... post-production producer
 
Original Music by
Guy Farley 
 
Cinematography by
Mike Southon 
 
Film Editing by
Justin Krish 
 
Casting by
Gary Davy 
 
Production Design by
Eve Stewart 
 
Art Direction by
Tom Read 
 
Costume Design by
Ffion Elinor 
 
Makeup Department
Jo Allen .... makeup assistant
Christine Blundell .... hair designer
Christine Blundell .... makeup designer
Richard Glass .... contact lens optician
Dianne Jamieson .... makeup assistant
Jemma Scott-Knox-Gore .... contact lens technician
 
Production Management
Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor .... production manager
Dorte Gude .... post-production supervisor: WAVEpictures DK (as Dorthe Gude)
Mark Harris .... post-production supervisor (as Harris Mark Peanut)
Tine Henckel-Møller .... post-production supervisor: WAVEpictures DK (as Tine Henckel Moller)
Katja Mordaunt .... post-production manager (as Katja Leschly)
Jackie Vance .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Baker .... second assistant director
Dez Gray .... third assistant director
Max Keene .... first assistant director
Danny McGrath .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Tony Charalambous .... stand-by props
Raymond Flindall .... additional rigger (as Ray Flindall)
Andrew Forrest .... assistant art director (as Andy Forrest)
Karen George .... stand-by painter
Andrew Grant .... set dresser
David Hill .... carpenter
Jo Littlejohn .... assistant art director
Lisa Lloyd .... set dresser
Leon McCarthy .... stand-by carpenter
Adam McCreight .... dressing props
Richard Mills .... property master
Tony Musk .... carpenter
Dave Perschky .... construction manager
Steven Pollecutt .... additional rigger (as Steve Pollecut)
Don Santos .... art department assistant
Michael Standish .... production buyer
Ricky Stone .... stand-by rigger
Marko Waschke .... stand-by props (as Marcko Waschke)
Justin Overhill .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ross Adams .... adr editor
Chris Atkinson .... sound assistant
Christopher Atkinson .... sound assistant
Kasper Val Bjerregård Larsen .... sound re-recording mixer (as Søren Bjerregaard-Ryan)
Lars Dela .... technical support
Simon Firsht .... boom operator
Howard Halsall .... dialogue editor
Morten Holm .... foley mixer
Svenn Jakobsen .... foley recordist
Bjorn Ole Schroeder .... supervising sound editor (as Bjorn Schroeder)
Andy Thompson .... adr mixer
Ian Voigt .... sound recordist
Jack Whittaker .... assistant dialogue editor
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Mark Kenna .... consultant: Dolby film sound (uncredited)
Jan Lindvik .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Matt Butcher .... digital effects artist: eLAB
Lise Mierca .... E-lab supervisor
Eric Person .... e-Lab film supervisor
Paul Round .... visual effects supervisor: eLAB
Lise Mierca .... colour correction (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ray De-Haan .... stunt coordinator
Joss Gower .... stunt double
Paul Heasman .... stunt double: Tim Curry
Morgan Johnson .... stunt double: Idris Elba
Mark Lisbon .... stunt double: Matthew Rhys
Tom Lucy .... additional stunt coordinator
Mark Southworth .... stunt double: Tim Vincent (as Mark Southwark)
Julian Spence .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kaiser Azim .... additional clapper loader (as Qaiser Azim)
Stuart Barell .... clapper loader (as Stuart Barrell)
Jeff Brown .... electrician
Micky Brown .... gaffer
Ray Brown .... electrician
Giles Christopher .... focus puller
Nicholas Cox .... camera trainee
David Draper .... additional grip
Paul Edwards .... additional Steadicam operator
Kevin Fraser .... additional grip
Ricky Hall .... additional grip
Steven Hall .... additional focus puller (as Stephen Hall)
Ian Jackson .... Steadicam operator
Ian Jackson .... camera operator
Justin Lewis .... electrician
Sam McCourt .... assistant camera
Vince McGahon .... additional Steadicam operator
Steve Mcleod .... best boy (as Steve McLeod)
Wayne Rowe .... grip
Laurie Sparham .... still photographer
Roger Tooley .... additional Steadicam operator
Nick Wall .... still photographer
Michael Chambers .... additional electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting
Julie Dunne .... additional casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shan James .... wardrobe supervisor
Brian Malam .... wardrobe assistant (as Brian Mallam)
Sophie Norinder .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Ergin Ahmet .... telecine colorist
Liz Green .... associate editor
Katura Jensen .... post-production coordinator
Simon Kotowicz .... technical support
Laurie McDowell .... first assistant film editor
Bridgette Williams .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Heather Bownass .... assistant to music supervisor
Marcus Brown .... music co-producer
Marcus Brown .... music programmer
Kenny Clark .... music editor
Darrel Cok .... musicians contractor: Cool Music
Bob Last .... executive music producer
Andrew Pearce .... orchestrator: conductor
Steve Price .... music mixer
Steve Price .... music recordist
Hilary Skewes .... musicians contractor: Cool Music
Gary Spolding .... music copyist
Guy Wiffens .... music recordist assistant
Guy Farley .... music producer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Jim Atkins .... unit driver
Tony Elwell .... driver: props
Brian Estabrook .... unit driver (as Brian Esterbrook)
Ron Narduzzo .... unit driver
Richard Ong .... driver: camera car
Darren Thackeray .... unit driver (as Darren Thackery)
 
Other crew
Lee Alliston .... location security
Rachel Bailson .... location assistant (as Rachael Bailson)
Jane Berry .... script supervisor trainee: FT2
Anders Bundgaard .... main title designer: Creative Partnership
Thomas Caspersen .... engineer: WAVEpictures
Victoria Chambers-Pike .... script supervisor (as Victoria Pike)
Johnnie Clements .... stand-in
Simon Cullen .... location security
Peter Dally .... legal services
Tony Denham .... location security
David Duld .... location security
Fiona Eisen .... stand-in
Elton Farla .... medic
Mike Fidduch .... chef (as Mike Fiddock)
Mark Fowle .... catering supervisor
Shani Hinton .... legal services
Julia Jones .... unit publicist
Kate MacNiece .... floor runner (as Kate MacNeice)
Jo Manderson .... production assistant
Martin McGlone .... laboratory liaison
Justin Miller .... assistant accountant
Elwyn Morris .... location security
Annabel Ropner .... assistant to producer
Matt Steinmann .... location manager
Eugene Strange .... production runner
Sarah Stuart .... post-production accountant
Ian Thomson .... unit publicist
Will Tyler .... production accountant
Chris White .... assistant location manager
Aislinn Whyte .... production coordinator
David Wilder .... completion guarantor
 

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Rated R for pervasive drug content, language, some sexuality and violence
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102 min
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
It has its faults, but it is not a bad film, 16 May 2010
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Sorted certainly could have been better, but it was not bad in my opinion. It does have its problems, but it also has its high points too.

The problems:

1. The script does have its weaknesses. There are times when it wants to go somewhere but it doesn't. And you also get the sense you've heard it before. That said though, it does also have some nice touches.

2. I liked the idea of the plot, but when it came to on film it felt predictable and convoluted.

3. The ending or shall I say the last 30 minutes could have been much more, it left me somewhat frustrated. This is the sort of film that starts off really well, but meanders in the second half. Compared to how well done most parts were in Sorted, the ending was seemingly devoid of tension.

The good things:

1. The soundtrack is the obvious one. It is one that really makes you want to get up and dance and join in with the fun. I admit I am not a huge fan of techno, but surprisingly I found that my foot was tapping in time to the beat.

2. The club scenes are mesmerising, very nicely shot and captures the feel of dancing in a club very well.

3. The pacing is surprisingly well done. The film does move quite briskly and has a lot of energy and verve, and very rarely does it lag.

4. In terms of filming, it is very stylish. The cinematography is crisp, the landscapes are dazzling and the lighting is inventive. The effects were also very good, I liked the fast moving clouds and the morphing backgrounds, it did add to the gritty atmosphere and tone of the film.

5. Alexander Jovy's direction is very efficient. Sometimes direction in this sort of film can plod or become unfocused, but Jovy ensured that the film moved quickly and it was very focused.

6. Personally I thought the acting wasn't that bad. The characters are somewhat clichéd, the naive girlfriend, transvestite DJ and Shakespeare-mangling drugs baron are in a sense not exactly unfamiliar territory, though it is not everyday where a drugs baron mangles Shakespeare. The actors regardless do an adept job I feel, for Matthew Rhys gives a strong and charismatic lead performance. Sienna Guillory looks gorgeous and acts convincingly, while Jason Donovan comes close to stealing the show.

But I for one do not understand the criticisms of Tim Curry's performance as Damian Kemp, his character is unexceptional to a degree, but Curry's performance is better than people give credit for. He is a wonderful and underrated actor and shouldn't be dismissed as a ham(Vincent Price was hammy and I like him too a lot); his roles in Rocky Horror and Three Musketeers were quite slimy and over the top, then again the former was MEANT to be, but Legend, It and Captain Hook in Peter Pan and the Pirates were not hammy, quite the contrary, It especially he was very frightening in and Peter Pan and the Pirates is one of his best voice overs in a very complex character role.

Overall, this was a flawed but decent movie, well made with a great soundtrack and a good atmosphere but it could have been better with a more focused script, plot and ending. 7/10 Bethany Cox

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