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1 November 2002 (Ireland) See more »
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Plot:
Following her boyfriend's suicide, supermarket clerk Morvern Callar passes off his unpublished novel as her own... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
10 wins & 15 nominations See more »
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(155 articles)
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The top 30 underrated films of 2002
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Ultimately flawed, but with some good ideas See more (111 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Samantha Morton ... Morvern Callar
Kathleen McDermott ... Lanna

Paul Popplewell ... Cat in the Hat
Ruby Milton ... Couris Jean

Dolly Wells ... Susan

Dan Cadan ... Dazzer
Carolyn Calder ... Sheila Tequila
Raife Patrick Burchell ... Boy in Room 1022
Steve Cardwell ... Welcoming Courier

Bryan Dick ... Guy with Hat's Mate
El Carrette ... Gypsy Taxi Driver
Andrew Flanagan ... Overdose

Des Hamilton ... Him
Mette Karlsvik ... Sick Girl / Bikini Girl
Andrew Knowles ... Green Boy #1
Duncan McHardy ... Red Hanna

Linda McGuire ... Vanessa
Mischa Richter ... Rick, the American Courier
Vito Rocco ... Swimming Pool Courier
Danny Schofield ... Dave
Matthew Townend ... Green Boy #2
Andrew Townley ... Creeping Jesus
Yolanda Vazquez ... Spanish Mother
James Wilson ... Tom Boddington (as Jim Wilson)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Hall
Andrew Hazel ... Dancer in Club (uncredited)

Directed by
Lynne Ramsay 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Liana Dognini 
Lynne Ramsay 
Alan Warner  novel

Produced by
Leonard Crooks .... executive producer (as Lenny Crooks)
George Faber .... producer
Andras Hamori .... executive producer
Barbara McKissack .... executive producer
Seaton McLean .... executive producer
Charles Pattinson .... producer
Robyn Slovo .... producer
David M. Thompson .... executive producer
Ronaldo Vasconcellos .... line producer
 
Cinematography by
Alwin H. Küchler  (as Alwin H. Kuchler)
 
Film Editing by
Lucia Zucchetti 
 
Casting by
Des Hamilton 
 
Production Design by
Jane Morton 
 
Art Direction by
Philip Barber 
James David Goldmark 
 
Costume Design by
Sarah Blenkinsop 
 
Makeup Department
Trefor Proud .... makeup artist
Tania Wanstall .... hair stylist
Tania Wanstall .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Alex Sutherland .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karoline Blohm .... second assistant director
Michael Elliott .... assistant director
Mark Fenn .... assistant director
Ana Gallardo .... second assistant director: Spain
Rufus Rawley .... third assistant director
Nic Shearer .... second assistant director: Spain
Anthony Wilcox .... third assistant director: Spain
 
Art Department
Kirsty Anderson .... art department assistant
Peter Ashwin .... property master: Spain
Carrie Bond .... art department assistant
Charles Brooke .... stand-by props: Spain
Ursula Cleary .... stand-by art director
Linda Doyle .... art department assistant
Jim Elliott .... property master
David J. Gomez Wallwork .... art assistant
Richard Gommersall .... props buyer: Spain
Andrea Matheson .... assistant art director
Tom McEwen .... dressing props: UK
Matt Mooney .... dressing props: UK
Polly Philcox .... production buyer
Paulo Torres .... construction manager (as Paulo A. Torres)
Kem White .... art department assistant
Damien Williams .... stand-by construction
Rhona Wilson .... stand-by props: UK
 
Sound Department
Tim Alban .... sound re-recording mixer
James Andrews .... adr editor
James Andrews .... adr mixer
Owen Bleasdale .... foley assistant
Paul Davies .... sound designer
Richard Flynn .... sound
Robin Green .... additional boom operator
Alex Hudd .... sound consultant: dolby
Martin Ireland .... sound trainee
Melissa Lake .... foley artist
Andy Moffat .... boom operator
Gerard Roche .... adr mixer
Steve Schwalbe .... dialogue editor
Barnaby Smyth .... foley editor (as Barnaby Smythe)
Barnaby Smyth .... foley recordist (as Barnaby Smythe)
Andrew Stirk .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Jason Swanscott .... foley artist
Stuart Wilson .... sound recordist: second unit
 
Visual Effects by
Simon Frame .... visual effects supervisor
Gruff Owen .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Glenn Marks .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Ackland .... clapper loader
Nick Barrett .... camera operator: EPK
David Bourke .... electrician
Simon Bray .... Steadicam operator
Lewis Buchan .... additional focus puller
Gautier Deblonde .... still photographer
Matthew Dowlar .... electrician
Robin Earle .... stand-by rigger
Mark Hutchings .... rigging gaffer
Clive Johnson .... electrician
Alison Lai .... camera trainee
Andy Long .... gaffer
Andrew Moorhead .... company grip (as Andy Moorhead)
Ronan Murphy .... additional grip
Jay Jay Odedra .... focus puller (as Jay Odedra)
Andy Ormesher .... stand-by rigger
Tony Sankey .... key grip
Sky Sharrock .... additional clapper loader
Jamie Summers .... electrician
Thomas Townend .... camera operator
Thomas Townend .... director of photography: second unit
David Wall .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... adr voice casting
Brendan Donnison .... adr voice casting
Zeynep Santiroglu .... casting: Spain
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vivienne Jones .... wardrobe supervisor
Penny Keeling .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Pani Ahmadi-Moore .... first assistant editor
Mike Fraser .... negative cutter
Alec Gibson .... color grader
Jamie Perritt .... editor trainee
 
Music Department
Maggie Bazin .... music supervisor
Andrew Cannon .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Carrie Beaumont .... set runner: Spain
James Biddle .... production coordinator
Colin Bishop .... projectionist: Mr. Youngs Preview Theatre
Diane Black .... production assistant
Ramon Casajust .... production assistant
Nick Childs .... production assistant
Maria Del Mar Gutierrez .... assistant accountant: Spain
Clare Dodin .... stand-in: Ms. Morton
Steve Emmerson .... production assistant
John Fass .... title designer
Juan Fernández .... location manager: Spain
Mike Fraser .... rushes transfer
Anna Graham .... assistant accountant
Willow Grylls .... business affairs: Company Pictures
Silvia Gómez .... assistant coordinator: Spain (as Silvia Gomes Gonzales)
Silvia Gómez .... assistant coordinator: Spain (as Silvia González)
Mary Haddow .... script supervisor
Stewart Hamilton .... production assistant (as Stuart Hamilton)
Ben Hepworth .... location manager
Shian Holt .... location trainee: Scotland
Alex Jenkins .... assistant coordinator: UK
Sarah Louise Kay .... production accountant
Lacia Kornylo .... head of production: Alliance Atlantis
Rowena Ladbury .... additional script supervisor
Christina Lesbirel .... assistant: Ms. Morton
Christine MacLean .... production executive: BBC Scotland
Ben Mangham .... floor runner
Lorn McDonald .... set runner: Scotland
Mark McGhee .... production assistant
Steve McIntyre .... head of production: Scottish Screen
Charlotte Mickie .... head of production: Alliance Atlantis
Mark Niemierko .... assistant coordinator: London
Ann Ramsay .... assistant: Ms. Ramsay
Andrew Rosen .... production executive: Alliance Atlantis
Aurelia Thomas .... assistant location manager
Tam Tolmie .... production assistant
Estela Torres .... production assistant
Javi Zapata .... production assistant
Juan Zegura .... production assistant
 
Thanks
James Wilson .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for sexuality, nudity, language and some disturbing images
Runtime:
97 min
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Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The shot of the railway station at the end of the film shows tracks with a third live rail. Although never mentioned by name, Morvern lives in Oban, where the railway station is served only by diesel-powered trains - in fact, no railway lines in Scotland use a third live rail as a power source.See more »
Quotes:
Lanna:Where are we going?
Morvern Callar:Somewhere beautiful.
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Movie Connections:
References Ms. 45 (1981)See more »
Soundtrack:
Dedicated to the One I LoveSee more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Ultimately flawed, but with some good ideas, 18 November 2002
Author: themiddletwenty

For me, the most notable thing about this film was the scarcity of dialogue. It is a brave move on the director's part for sure, but for a film that tells a story of personal awakening (of sorts), the infrequent speech means we can never be sure of what Morvern is thinking or feeling. We don't get much help from the camera either - the film is exquisitely shot, but many of the scenes have a confrontational, tense and opaque sense of aesthetics - there is not enough variation in feel to tell the story of someone who changes their life completely.

My reading of Morvern Callar (as a film and a character) is of a woman who escapes from a humdrum, ugly life. Through personal awakening, art and good fortune, she comes to embrace a more bohemian and expansive existence. In short, she learns to live.

It's a big story and a big theme - yet we never really understand how and why Morvern comes to change her entire outlook on life. Neither do we hear enough from her to mitigate the more unpleasant sides of her character - her frequent (and occasionally sociopathic) lack of emotional response, her selfish excess, her deliberate mistreating of her friend. I suspect she is supposed to be a hero of sorts, but she could equally be an anti-hero or even something in between. We just never find out enough about her - in her words, anyone else's words or the director's shooting of her.

I'm glad that the film has made me consider questions like this, and as an intellectual exercise it's therefore quite enjoyable. As entertainment, as statement or as spectacle however, it's quite badly flawed.

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