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20 October 2006 (UK) See more »
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There are three sides to every story
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It charts the breakdown of a working class family when the teenage daughter befriends a refugee girl... See more » | Add synopsis »
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4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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(3 articles)
"Neruda," "Wonders," Blowback" Get Directors
 (From Dark Horizons. 10 February 2014, 4:04 PM, PST)

Dunn steers Year of Wonders
 (From ScreenDaily. 9 February 2014, 2:54 AM, PST)

'Ice Men,' 'Gypo' join Wolfe stable
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 26 May 2005)

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Unexpected plot development, but Czech refugees???? inauthentic See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Pauline McLynn ... Helen

Chloe Sirene ... Tasha

Paul McGann ... Paul
Rula Lenska ... Irina
Tamzin Dunstone ... Kelly
Barry Latchford ... Jimmy

Freddie Connor ... Tasha's Husband
Tom Stuart ... Darren

Olegar Fedoro ... Tasha's Father
Sean Wilton ... Art Tutor
Angelica O'Reilly ... Prostitute
Rebecca Clow ... Terminal Hostess
Majid Iqbal ... Illegal Worker
Ashley McGuire ... Penny
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Josef Altin ... Michael
Claire Angus ... Irina's Neighbour
James Blanchard ... Tall Bully
Clara Clow ... Baby Jordan
Charlotte Edmundson ... Katy
Leane Grant ... Girl Bully
Milo Hertz ... Nicky's Baby
Jonathan Howlett ... Kev
Stuart Jarvis ... Security Man 2
Mark Keefe ... Security Man 1
Ruby McLynn ... Kylie
Christiane Bjørg Nielsen ... Singer
Lisa Payne ... Tamara
Santa ... Santa
Natalie Sewell ... Jane
Oliver Tatt ... Short Bully
James Thomas ... Hotelier
Carys Nia Williams ... Nicky

Directed by
Jan Dunn (uncredited)
 
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Jan Dunn 

Produced by
Barry Bassett .... co-producer
Jan Dunn .... executive producer
Mark Foligno .... co-producer
Steve Milne .... co-producer
James O'Donnell .... associate producer
Tamara Syer .... co-producer
James Thomas .... associate producer
Elaine Wickham .... executive producer
Elaine Wickham .... producer
 
Original Music by
Labrador 
Christiane Bjørg Nielsen 
 
Cinematography by
Jacob Kusk (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Emma Collins 
 
Casting by
Alex Johnson 
 
Production Management
Clare Beale .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Davidson .... third assistant director
Tom Dunbar .... first assistant director
Ashley McGuire .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jolene Farmer .... set coordinator
Jolene Farmer .... set dresser
Sean Kisch .... props
Sean Kisch .... set coordinator
 
Sound Department
Gavin Bush .... sound assistant: second unit
Michelle Mascol .... sound editor (as Michelle Mascoll)
Michelle Mascol .... sound mixer (as Michelle Mascoll)
Adrienne Taylor .... boom operator
 
Stunts
Juliette Cheveley .... stunt double
Neil Finnighan .... stunt coordinator
James O'Donnell .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christopher Bonnor .... first assistant camera
Jean-Phillippe Default .... still photographer
Ken Kwek .... assistant camera
Ken Kwek .... third camera operator
John Martin White .... second camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Rhys Llewellyn .... on-line editor
Des Murray .... on-line editor
 
Other crew
Alex Breadman .... runner
Tony Edwards .... runner
Leanne Grant .... production assistant
Iago López Rodríguez .... video (as Iago Lopez)
Liz Metcalfe .... script supervisor
Cate Muller .... publicist
Kieran Nicholas .... production assistant
David Nielsen .... advisor
Nathan Shepherd .... runner
Jake Slack .... runner
Bryan Webb .... caterer
 

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There was no script - all the dialogue in the film was improvised. The only guides were basic Contrary to some press, there was an entirely structured screenplay, with dialogue written in a prose format style under the writer/director who wanted to achieve spontaneous dialogue in the rehearsal process.See more »

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Unexpected plot development, but Czech refugees???? inauthentic, 16 December 2007
Author: hajoda from Czech Republic

Being a Czech myself, I feel kind of about this movie. On the one hand, it is very didactic, simple, sometimes pathetic, but at the same time: Be it so. It is necessary and it does the so-called "job":

1.look-at-yourselves-you-sometimes-dumb-and- blind-Brits-it's-never-black-and-white,

2.look-at-yourselves-you-damned-Czechs- you're-not-able-to-protect-your-citizens, and the Roma situation in your country is really BAD

3.or: cultural diversity is good, everyone has something to contribute with,

4.or: not everyone is a money-thirsty economical immigrant.

On the other hand, the family background and relations of these "Czech" refugees and their portrayal was something I had to cringe at. Truth is that I was wondering about Sirene's (Tasha's) accent all way long...and, with a great uncertainty, I concluded she must have been Slovak. (I didn't know she was English, so in a way her accent was persuasive, although it def. wasn't Czech) I assumed that her mother (Irina/Rula Lenska) must be Russian or Polish because these couple of words she uttered definitely weren't Czech, rather this Slavic universal mixture. The only Czech sentence she says is "miluju te" which means i love you, which is commonly used in English, but rarely amnong parents and children, rather for lovers. Another thing - Romanies tend to speak Romani language among each other, especially the older generation.

However, these are minor details I can overlook. But what the hell was this bunch of guys, both Sub-Carpatian Ukrainian and mafioso like looking, that came after them??? I can't think of a single place in the Czech Republic where gypsies would look anything like it, not mentioning the fact that after 40 yrs of communism there's zero left of their traditional life. I mean Romanies of course have their communities, but a vast majority of them dress like other Czechs. In Gypo even the caravans (altho for refugees) were there to suggest this traditional nomadic life. The way Tasha's mother dressed and decorated herself is rarely seen among the Czech gypsies.

If these refugees were from Slovakia or Romania, I would find it more credible.

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