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16 November 2001 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
A teenage girl, Jessica, befriends a teenage boy called Tom, who is bullied by a local gang. She is abused by Jack... See more » | Add synopsis »
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8 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
'No worst, there is none; pitched past pitch of grief.' See more (22 total) »

Cast

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Jenna Harrison ... Jessica

Ben Whishaw ... Tom

Honeysuckle Weeks ... Sarah
Michael Erskine ... Ian

Adrian Rawlins ... Jack
Judith Scott ... Jessica's Mum
Michael Tucek ... Gang Leader
Michael Power ... Gang Sidekick
Daniel Bliss ... Gang Boys

Adam Paul Harvey ... Gang Boys
Craig Vye ... Gang Boys

Richard Hope ... Jessica's Dad
Emily Barrett ... Nicola

Patrick Godfrey ... Father Felix
Jonathan Hackett ... Tom's Dad
Peter England ... Max
Elliott Tiney ... Ade
Rosalind Whelan ... Ade's Girlfriend
Glen Berry ... Policeman
Ian Thompson ... Inspector

Directed by
Dom Rotheroe 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alison Beeton-Hilder 
Dom Rotheroe 

Produced by
Cosima Dannoritzer .... associate producer
Victoria Goodall .... line producer
Robin Gutch .... executive producer
Peter La Terriere .... co-producer
Carl Schoenfeld .... producer (as Carl Schönfeld)
Roger Shannon .... executive producer
Paul Trijbits .... executive producer
Paul Webster .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Robby Müller 
 
Film Editing by
David Charap 
 
Casting by
Joyce Nettles 
Danielle Roffe 
 
Production Design by
Isolde Sommerfeldt 
 
Art Direction by
Mark Larkin  (as Mark Owen Larkin)
 
Costume Design by
Sarah Blenkinsop 
 
Makeup Department
Alison Amalou .... makeup trainee
Jutta Russell .... hair designer
Jutta Russell .... makeup designer
Caitlin Tanner .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jackie Vance .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Victoria Banks .... third assistant director
Charlotte Cinalli .... second assistant director
Ben Hughes .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Jessica Graham .... production buyer
Tim Keates .... dressing props
Martin Kelly .... art department trainee
Helen Melland .... art department assistant
Sian Rackham .... art department assistant
Vincent Raj .... property master
Doug Slocombe .... set dresser
Patrick Watson .... stand-by art director
 
Sound Department
Kasper Val Bjerregård Larsen .... re-recording mixer (as Søren Bjerregaard-Ryan)
Craig Burns .... boom operator: additional
Jens Christensen .... re-recording mixer
Felicity Cottrell .... foley artist
Brendan Crowther .... sound maintenance
Zane Hayward .... supervising sound engineer
Stewart Henderson .... dialogue editor
Alex Hudd .... sound consultant: dolby
Kamala Maniam .... boom operator
Darren McQuade .... adr mixer
Sandra Roth .... foley editor
Sandra Roth .... foley recordist
Alastair Widgery .... sound
 
Special Effects by
David Payne .... special effects supervisor
Pennicott Payne .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Thomas Caspersen .... digital video technician
Colin Kinnear .... technical support
Lise Mierca .... digital colorist
Eric Person .... e-Lab film supervisor
 
Stunts
Nrinder Dhudwar .... stunt driver
Vincent Keane .... stunt supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Austin Balfour .... electrician
John Colley .... gaffer
Steve Finberg .... best boy
Stewart Holt .... electrician
Stuart Hurst .... generator operator
Dirk Nel .... camera operator: second unit
Kathryn Weir .... assistant camera
Karen Whiteread .... still photographer (as Karen-Lois Whiteread)
 
Casting Department
Lachlan Blackley .... extras casting
Louise Cross .... casting assistant
Danielle McShane .... additional casting
Nicola Morrow .... casting assistant (as Nicky Morrow)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lee Croucher .... costume supervisor
Vivienne Jones .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Dragomir Bajalica .... assistant editor
Cristina Palmer-Romero .... post-production assistant
 
Location Management
Dominic Barlow .... location manager
Karen Smith .... assistant location manager
 
Music Department
Tanya Sweeney .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Victoria Banks .... script supervisor
Vicky Bishop .... production runner
Burkhart Brückner .... psychological consultant
Julia Caithness .... assistant to executive producer
Abigail Cockroft .... production coordinator
Julian Guillaume .... digital video consultant
Tracey Josephs .... physical production: Filmfour
Richard Juneman .... production accountant
Sascha Lemon .... runner
Albert Martinez Martin .... production accountant
Nicole Meerabux .... production assistant
Keeley Naylor .... unit publicist
Gail Pattinson .... business affairs: Filmfour
Ben Pritchard .... floor runner
Sue Bruce Smith .... international sales: Filmfour (as Sue Bruce-Smith)
Amanda Street .... international sales: FilmFour
 

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105 min
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Quotes:
Tom:What's your name?
[she walks off]
Tom:Hey, virgin, what's your name?
Jessica:Stupid!
Tom:What's your name?
Jessica:What's yours?
Tom:Tom. So...
Jessica:It's a secret.
Tom:Alright.
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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
'No worst, there is none; pitched past pitch of grief.', 22 November 2001
Author: Rolanda Norton from London, England

'Teenage love is rarely this painful.' said the blurb outside the cinema. 'My Brother Tom' is a film full of pain and sadness. This film has not been written for fun, as entertainment, nor as a job of work, but has been wrenched out of the reality of someone's suffering. It shows life from the perspective of a child who has experienced and seen things more painful than her tender years can accommodate. But it does not leave one without hope. The director has been courageously faithful to the script and the challenging roles are fulfilled without self-consciousness. The film bears a degree of honesty that is rarely seen in life, let alone on screen, and perhaps for some viewers it will be too much. 'Man cannot bear too much reality'. It also carries an exhilarating sense of freedom - the two children have been let down by society, and understandably and with true childlike spirit they abandon it. They choose for their home the 'good wood', and the film's sense of hope comes from nature. Society may be 'f***** up', but mother nature is a refuge, full of nurture and protection and love.

Theologically speaking - for though in a sense iconoclastic the film is not secular - it is the product of an age in which the Church has become a shrine to its own conventions, and has lost sight of the 'living spirit' which was once its source. Thus far from being offensive to the religious, 'My Brother Tom' is on the side of the Spirit, desperately wanting to resurrect the Spirit from the sepulchre of conventional 'religion'.

As for the hand held camera, I did not once find it an irritation or a distraction, as I did occasionally, for example, in 'Festen'. On the contrary, it suited the film, adding to its wildness and immediacy in a way I never really believed that this technique could.

If you regard film as primarily for relaxation and entertainment, this is clearly not a film for you. If, however, you are someone ready to wrestle with all the truth and pain that this world holds, and if you regard film as a fit medium for this wrestling, then do not miss 'My Brother Tom'.

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