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An extraordinary event brought them together. A deadly obsession will tear them apart. See more »
Two strangers become dangerously close after witnessing a deadly accident. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Daniel Craig ... Joe

Samantha Morton ... Claire
Bill Weston ... Grandfather
Jeremy McCurdie ... Boy in Balloon (as Jeremy Mccurdie)

Lee Sheward ... John Logan
Nick Wilkinson ... Farmer

Rhys Ifans ... Jed

Bill Nighy ... Robin

Susan Lynch ... Rachel

Ben Whishaw ... Spud
Justin Salinger ... Frank

Andrew Lincoln ... TV Producer

Helen McCrory ... Mrs. Logan
Rosie Michell ... Katie Logan (as Rosanna Michell)
Ella Doyle ... Katie Logan's Friend
Félicité Du Jeu ... Girl in Logan's Car

Alexandra Aitken ... Natasha
Aoife Carroll ... Robin & Rachel's Child (as Aoife)
Rory Carroll ... Robin & Rachel's Child
Sophie Duncan ... Robin & Rachel's Child (as Sophie)
Susan Duncan ... Robin & Rachel's Child

Anna Maxwell Martin ... Penny

Corin Redgrave ... Professor
Algy ... Logan's Dog
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mandy Lee Berger ... Student (uncredited)
Anthony James Berowne ... Art critic (uncredited)
Alex Edwards ... Student (uncredited)
Talisa Garcia ... (uncredited)
Alana O'Neill ... Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Roger Michell 
Writing credits
Ian McEwan (novel)

Joe Penhall (screenplay)

Produced by
Katie Bullock-Webster .... assistant producer
François Ivernel .... executive producer
Kevin Loader .... producer
Cameron McCracken .... executive producer
Ian McEwan .... associate producer
Duncan Reid .... executive producer
Rosa Romero .... line producer
Tessa Ross .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jeremy Sams 
Cinematography by
Haris Zambarloukos (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Nicolas Gaster 
Casting by
Mary Selway 
Fiona Weir 
Production Design by
John Paul Kelly  (as John-Paul Kelly)
Art Direction by
Emma MacDevitt (supervising art director) (as Emma Macdevitt)
Set Decoration by
Sara Wan 
Costume Design by
Natalie Ward 
Makeup Department
Konnie Daniel .... hair designer
Konnie Daniel .... makeup designer
Neill Gorton .... special effects prosthetics: Millennium FX Ltd. (as Neil Gorton)
Tinks Reding .... makeup assistant
Stuart Conran .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Neil Morrill .... key prosthetic makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Louise Seymour .... post-production supervisor
Josh Yudkin .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Amy Coop .... third assistant director (as Adam Coop)
Jim Dowdall .... second unit director
Matthew Hanson .... third assistant director: second unit
Paul Mason .... third assistant director (as Paul 'Mace' Mason)
Barrie McCulloch .... first assistant director (as Barrie Mcculloch)
Olivia Peniston-Bird .... second assistant director
Kieron Phipps .... first assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Rob Anderson .... construction manager
Glenys Barton .... sculptures: Flowers East, London
Ray Bell-Chambers .... carpenter (as Ray Bell Chambers)
Kevin Biggs .... painter
Gary Bird .... carpenter
David Calitz .... carpenter
Justin Chappell .... carpenter
Jamie Davies-Evans .... painter (as Jamie Davis Evans)
John Daynes .... painter
Jonnie Elf .... art department runner
Segan Friend .... stand-by props
John Greaves .... storyboard artist
Katy Harvey .... stand-by art director (as Katy Pain)
Jonnie Hext .... painter
David Horrill .... prop master (as David 'Springer' Horrill)
Steve Hunter .... painter
Simon Hutchings .... painter (as Simon Hutchins)
Roger Kiff .... carpenter
Ben Lobb .... painter
Ray McNeill .... dressing props (as Ray Mcneill)
Steve Parnell .... dressing props
Mike Pearce .... carpenter
Gert Rademeyer .... carpenter
Sui Rajakaruna .... assistant art director
Giles Rowntree .... carpenter
Stuart Rushbrook .... carpenter
Lance Smith .... painter
Judith Stanley-Smith .... painter (as Judith Stanley Smith)
Peter Taylor .... carpenter (as Pete Taylor)
Peter Wood .... dressing props
Jackie Yau .... assistant prop buyer
Sound Department
Tim Alban .... dubbing mixer
Tim Alban .... foley recordist
Richard Davey .... assistant dubbing mixer
Peter Gleaves .... adr recordist
Danny Hambrook .... sound recordist
Danny Hambrook .... supervising sound editor
Steve Haynes .... adr recordist
Adam Laschinger .... assistant sound editor
Adam Laschinger .... boom operator
Darko Mocilnikar .... sound assistant
Haresh Patel .... foley editor
Ryan Searle .... assistant dubbing mixer
Ryan Searle .... foley artist
Jack Stew .... foley artist
Joakim Sundström .... dialogue editor
Ted Swanscott .... adr recordist
Jessie Taylor .... foley artist
Nick Foley .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Nick Foley .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Danny Hambrook .... production sound mixer (uncredited)
Haresh Patel .... assistant dubbing mixer (uncredited)
James Seddon .... dolby consultant (uncredited)
Joakim Sundström .... adr editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
John Fell .... wire crew
William Poynter .... wire crew
Robert Schofield .... wire specialist (as Bob Schofield)
Roy Weatherly .... wire crew
Jonathan Bullock .... special effects technician (uncredited)
James Davis III .... special effects senior technician (uncredited)
Mark Holt .... special effects (uncredited)
Garth Inns .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Michelle Camp .... visual effects editorial: Framestore CFC
Paul Doogan .... scanning and recording & digital cleanup: Framestore CFC
Jonathan Dredge .... scanning and recording & digital cleanup: Framestore CFC
Joe Godfrey .... scanning and recording & digital cleanup: Framestore CFC
Dianne Gordon .... data operator: Framestore CFC
Tim Keene .... visual effects producer: Framestore CFC
Kevin Lowery .... scanning and recording & digital cleanup: Framestore CFC
Roz Lowrie .... visual effects editorial: Framestore CFC
Dan McRae .... scanning and recording & digital cleanup: Framestore CFC (as Dan Mcrae)
Mike Morrison .... data operator: Framestore CFC
Bruce Nelson .... digital paint artist: Framestore CFC
Sirio Quintavalle .... visual effects compositor: Framestore CFC
Matina Skouteri .... scanning and recording & digital cleanup: Framestore CFC
Paola Varvaro .... scanning and recording & digital cleanup: Framestore CFC
Timothy Webber .... visual effects supervisor: Framestore CFC (as Tim Webber)
Aubrey Woodiwiss .... scanning and recording & digital cleanup: Framestore CFC
Annabel Wright .... scanning and recording & digital cleanup: Framestore CFC
Doron Zar .... digital grading assistant: Framestore CFC
Andy Burrow .... scanning manager (uncredited)
James Clarke .... visual effects (uncredited)
Jerome Dewhurst .... di engineer (uncredited)
Alistair Hamer .... film mastering engineer (uncredited)
Jan Hogevold .... production executive: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Jason Horley .... digital matte painter: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Patricia Llaguno .... digital paint artist (uncredited)
Claire McGrane .... digital lab producer (uncredited)
Stephanie Mills .... compositor (uncredited)
Christopher Page .... digital cleanup artist (uncredited)
Anthony Peck .... digital paint & roto artist: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Dave Robinson .... systems engineer (uncredited)
Aatesh Shah .... systems engineer: Framestore CFC (uncredited)
Stephen Willey .... systems engineer (uncredited)
Jim Dowdall .... stunt coordinator: second unit
Adam Eastall .... stunt engineer
Andy Godbold .... stunt double: Joe
Tim Halloran .... stunt double: Jed
Paul Lowe .... stunt double: Boy in Balloon
Simon Lynn-Jones .... assistant stunt coordinator (as Simon Lyn-Jones)
Richard Todd .... stunt engineer
Lee Sheward .... high fall stunt (uncredited)
Bill Weston .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Babalola .... camera trainee
Simon Baker .... camera operator
Jacob Barrie .... camera trainee: Wescam, helicoptor unit
Jeremy Braben .... camera operator: helicopter unit
Tristam Cones .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Nicola Dove .... still photographer
Hamish Doyne-Ditmas .... first assistant camera
Fred Harris .... camera crane operator
Llewellyn Harrison .... grip (as Llewelyn Harrison)
Rupert Hornstein .... assistant camera: second unit
Sally Low .... second assistant camera
Dan Lowe .... best boy (as Dan 'Baby Face' Lowe)
Martin McCullogh .... grip: second unit (as Martin Mccullogh)
Polly Morgan .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Matthew Nobbs .... camera crane operator
Jake Polonsky .... director of photography: second unit
Andy Purdy .... electrician
Luke Redgrave .... camera operator: "b" camera
Alan Smith .... camera crane operator
Ricky Stelling .... rigger
Clive Tocher .... camera crane operator
Oliver Ward .... assistant camera: Wescam, helicopter unit
Julian White .... gaffer
Lee Whitmore .... crane operator: Balloon unit
Dave Wilmot .... camera crane operator
Matt Wilson .... electrician
Steve Yates .... crane operator: Balloon unit
Lucho Zuidema .... grip
Michael Babalola .... video assistant (uncredited)
Robbie Hoque .... camera trainee: Stokenchurch (uncredited)
Jake Polonsky .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... voice casting
Heidi Bishop .... extras casting: Q Casting
Brendan Donnison .... voice casting
Steve Daly .... additional casting (uncredited)
Julie Dunne .... additional casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dan Summerville .... costume assistant
Kate Towns .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Kim Gaster .... associate editor
Adam Glasman .... colorist: Framestore CFC
Clive Noakes .... laboratory contact: DeLuxe Laboratories Ltd.
Lisa Williams .... post-production assistant
Doron Zar .... assistant digital colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Christopher Austin .... conductor
Christopher Austin .... orchestrator
Luke Bedford .... music copyist
Bob Broadley .... music copyist
Yann McCullough .... assistant music engineer (as Yann Mccullough)
Emily Rogers Swanson .... music editor (as Emily Rogers)
Tim Sutton .... assistant to composer
Gary Thomas .... music engineer
Transportation Department
Yasu Asami .... driver
Mark Crowley .... unit driver
Stephen Duffy .... driver
Terrence Farrell .... driver: camera truck
Robbie Hoque .... driver: camera truck
Stephen Kelly .... driver
Casey Levie .... driver
Steve Mitchard .... driver: Daniel Craig (as Steve Michard)
Jim Moran .... driver: camera truck (as Jim 'The Fish' Moran)
Paul Rhodes .... driver
Brian Tame .... driver: props (as Brian Thame)
Other crew
Yasu Asami .... runner
Ben Atkinson .... balloon ground rigger
Martyn Ball .... location security (as Martin Ball)
Guy Barker .... production accountant
Robin Batchelor .... balloon pilot
Liam Beatty .... production assistant
Tony Bianchi .... aerial coordinator: Balloon unit
Hannah Bicat .... catering assistant
Alison Brister .... legal: Ingenious Film and Television
Anne Carey .... chaperone
Orlagh Collins .... physical production: Pathé Pictures
Jonah Coombes .... location manager
Stacy Crago .... floor runner
Chris Cullum .... health and safety consultant
Sara Curran .... production legal services
Gilbert Davies .... aerial coordinator: helicopter unit
David Dinerstein .... liaison: Paramount Classics
Harry Dixon .... liaison: FilmFour
Pierre Du Plessis .... business affairs: Pathé Pictures
Stephen Duffy .... runner
Jon Duncan .... production accountant
Michelle Duncan .... chaperone
Caitlin Elster .... catering assistant
Barbara Everall .... dog handler
Simon Fawcett .... finance director: Pathé Pictures
Kevin Francis-Grey .... chef (as Kevin Francis Grey)
Nicolas Gaster .... titles
Anne Marie Gormley .... assistant production accountant
Paul Grindey .... liaison: FilmFour
Ruth Halliday .... negative checks and script clearances: The Clearing House
Frank Hannon .... chef
James Haywood .... home economist
Sue Hills .... script supervisor
Juliette Howell .... liaison: FilmFour
Josh Hyams .... assistant production coordinator (as Joshua Hyams)
John Jaggon .... accounting: Ingenious Film and Television
Paula Jalfon .... physical production: Ingenious Film and Television
Sylvan Janois .... chef (as Sylvian Jamois)
Tracey Josephs .... liaison: FilmFour
Stephen Kelly .... runner
Philippa Langdale .... dog handler
Sam Latter .... assistant location manager
Casey Levie .... runner
Ken Lowry .... balloon ground rigger
Michael Malric-Smith .... helicopter pilot (as Michael Malrick-Smith)
Steffy Marrion .... production coordinator
Leila McAlister .... caterer (as Leila Mcalister)
Gregg Miller .... balloon ground rigger
Stephen Mills .... caterer
Afia Nkrumah .... floor runner
Gerardine O'Flynn .... liaison: FilmFour
Kevin O'Shea .... insurance: AON/Albert G. Ruben
Laura Pantaleoni .... catering assistant
Shreepali Patel .... WFTV/UIP directing change placement
Jason Pierce .... helicopter engineer
Rose Pomeroy .... catering assistant
Lesley Prosser .... chaperone
Paul Rhodes .... runner
Matthew Sanders .... unit publicist: McDonald & Rutter
Rob Seager .... assistant production accountant
Shane Stanfield .... location security
Brian Stewart .... location security
Kenny Stewart .... location security
Darren Stock .... head of security
Alison Thompson .... international sales: Pathé Pictures
Keith Thompson .... helicopter pilot
Peter Touche .... sale and leaseback finance
Hazel Vaughan .... balloon ground rigger
Lenny Vaughan .... balloon ground rigger
Ruth Vitale .... liaison: Paramount Classics
Rick Williams .... balloon ground rigger
Lesley Wise .... sale and leaseback finance
Susanna Wyatt .... physical production: Pathé Pictures
Just Ardalan-Raikes .... stand-in: Rhys Ifans (uncredited)
Mary Selway .... dedicatee
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R for language, some violence and a disturbing image
100 min
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65 out of 83 people found the following review useful.
Not easy viewing but interesting and engaging. Oh, and viewers calling it a 'Fatal Attraction rip off' are just missing the point, 4 December 2004
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Out in the country for a nice picnic, Joe and Claire get involved in a ballooning accident that leads to the death of one of the men who came to help. Joe seems to get over it but he does obsess over whether or not he could have done more. This obsession is fed when he begins being stalked by one of the men who was also involved in the accident – Jed, who appears to believe that Joe and him are close and belong together as a result of what they shared. As Jed continues to get close, Joe appears to be coming apart, putting a great deal of strain on his relationship with Claire.

When I went to see this film I had no idea whatsoever what it was about and the first four minutes of the film had as much of an impact on me as I'm told the start of the book did. With the accident (that is frighteningly convincing) the seeds are sown for a film that is about love, mental health and about a sort of Fatal Attraction vibe. I use the last description with reservations because I don't think this is comparable to Fatal Attraction because this has so much more to it than just the bunny boiler stuff. Instead the story mixes it with Joe's own sanity crumbling at the same time as Claire's 'enduring love' for him is put to the test. I have not read the book, but for my money the film did this pretty well, producing plenty of good dialogue that meant the film was more about the character of Joe than it was about Jed. This is not say it is totally perfect because it isn't; the fatal attraction thing easily takes the focus meaning that some parts of the audience may feel that this is the whole ball game and that all the 'talking' is what gets in the way. For me, I felt the other way, the fatal attraction thing weakened the film when it is the focus and, for this reason, I didn't like the extra ending during the credits because I felt that the open ending had done fine on its own.

The writing is good but the film relies very heavily on the performances and, luckily they are all good where they need to be. Craig is fast becoming someone who is headed for big things, not only does he have the body of a star but he can really act too. Here he is a convincing 'normal' person and his initial polite bemusement by Jed is realistic, as his gradual descent into instability himself. Morton may have less time but she is equally convincing and realistic in showing that love always has limits everywhere except in the movies. Ifans is good even though he has the roles of the religious fanatic, mentally ill, homosexual stalker to deal with. Whether or not it was wise to link all those aspects or not is one matter but Ifans still does well – never really resorting to showboating or easy 'mad man' stuff. I wasn't totally won over by him because Craig was my focus, but he still did well. Support from Nighy, Lynch etc is OK but really they are minor roles and not anywhere near the centre of the film.

Overall this is a strange film and anyone who dismisses it as being a rip off of Fatal Attraction has totally missed the point. Instead the film looks at love, at sanity and relationship all in a well-written script that is well delivered by a couple of very good actors in the lead roles. Not to everyone's tastes then and not the easiest one to really put into a nutshell but interesting, moving and satisfyingly lacking in gloss throughout.

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