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1 November 2002 (Ireland) See more »
Following her boyfriend's suicide, supermarket clerk Morvern Callar passes off his unpublished novel as her own... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (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:

Donnie Baxter ... Extra
William Hall

Andy 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
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)
David Wallwork .... art assistant (as David J. Gomez Wallwork)
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
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
Transportation Department
Tim Jefferis .... construction truck driver
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
James Wilson .... thanks

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Rated R for sexuality, nudity, language and some disturbing images
97 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Morvern Callar was the debut novel by Scottish author Alan Warner, first published in 1995.See more »
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 »
Lanna:Where are we going?
Morvern Callar:Somewhere beautiful.
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Movie Connections:
References Ms .45 (1981)See more »
Cool in the PoolSee more »


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27 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Less Morvern Caller, more Lynne Ramsay, 11 March 2004
Author: paul2001sw-1 ( from Saffron Walden, UK

I haven't read the book of 'Morvern Callar', but I have read a couple of other works by Alan Warner, both of which where distinguished by their spiky characters and irreverent tone. This film, however, is made by Lynne Ramsay, whose first work was 'Ratcatcher', a move both astonishingly affecting and almost unwatchable. In 'Morvern Callar', she opts for a similarly intense style. Ramsay is a master of certain cinematic tricks, which she uses with more skill than discretion: frequent cutting (both within and between scenes) and the use of fragmentary, non-explanatory dialogue. She succeeds in conveying a sense of alienation and a semi-documentary feel, but there's no relief, no variation in mood at any point in the film. Samantha Morton (too old for the role and, crucially, not Scottish) plays Morvern as a kind of semi-moron; and yet their are times when the film seems also to be presenting her as a deep and knowing soul, a not altogether happy conjunction. Also worthy of criticism is the peculiar soundtrack: the songs we hear just don't sound like what we would expect a girl like Morvern to listen to, feeling instead like a heavy handed attempt by the director to set the scene from the outside.

Perhaps I am being too hard on the film because it wasn't what I expected from my knowledge of the writer. Once I got over this, I did quite enjoy it, many individual scenes are very nicely crafted, and the loose, drifting plot has its own appeal. But it feels more as if it was based on a short story than a novel, and Ramsay's determination to show Morvern as a victim (it's never clear of what) strips it of its potentially comic dimensions and leaves us with a thin outline trying too hard to assert its own significance. An interesting film, but one that appears to have lost sight of its purpose.

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