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Chris Freeney ...
Johnno
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Johnno's Mum
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Charlotte McDougall ...
Lady in Children's Book
Joe Robson Rutherford ...
Boy in Children's Book
Goldie ...
Dog in Children's Book
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Julie Maisey ...
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Our narrator looks fondly back at his childhood in Liverpool and the antics of his best friend Johnno. Well known for being a showman and a keen one for joking and the like, Johnno starts to change for the worse after he announced that his father has died. Written by Bob the Moo

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This film is included on the DVD of Sunshine (2007). See more »

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Narrator: Cats fly great off the tenth floor.
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A truly unique film
22 May 2003 | by (Swindon, England) – See all my reviews

I watched Dad's Dead at this year's ICA's One Dot Zero festival and thought it was amazing. It was billed as a `uk hybrid masterpiece', at first I thought it was overblown title but after watching realised it's totally unique. It was mind-blowing. It blends the art house with a hard-hitting story in a way I've never seen before.

Ian Hart narrates with real tension. It deals with his memories of his best friend Johnno, who is a socio-path. Johnno torments and attacks anything he doesn't understand. Traits which we are all capable of. It's a difficult film to explain, it feels like the viewer is being attacked and forced to take part in terrible events. A bit like Man Bites Dog. My favourite bit is the Peter and Jane book sequence which reminds me of being a kid. There was a lot of sadness there too, especially with the blind man section which is really disturbing.

The best thing is the title which gives you totally the wrong idea of what it's all about. Don't want to give it away! It's a work of intelligence, which is well worth watching.


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