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14 March 2008 (Ireland) See more »
Sleeps six bloody comfortably.
In a remote part of the countryside, a bungled kidnapping turns into a living nightmare for four central... See more » | Add synopsis »
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It's a comedy with bite, right to the end. See more (79 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Andy Serkis ... David

Reece Shearsmith ... Peter

Jennifer Ellison ... Tracey

Steven O'Donnell ... Andrew
James Bierman ... Bouncer
Cat Meacher ... Club Receptionist
Danny Nussbaum ... Man in Suit
Logan Wong ... Muk Li San
Jonathan Chan-Pensley ... Chun Yo Fu
Simon Schatzberger ... Steven

Doug Bradley ... Villager with Dog

Dave Legeno ... The Farmer (as David Legeno)
Katy Murphy ... Farmer's Wife

Georgia Groome ... Farmer's Daughter 1
Eden Watson ... Farmer's Daughter 2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Steven Berkoff ... Arnie (uncredited)

Johnny Harris ... Smoking Joe (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Andrew Williams 
Writing credits
Paul Andrew Williams (written by)

Produced by
Steve Christian .... executive producer
Victoria Goodall .... line producer: additional photography unit
Hugo Heppell .... executive producer
Ken Marshall .... producer
Martin Pope .... producer
Julia Valentine .... co-producer
Original Music by
Laura Rossi 
Cinematography by
Christopher Ross (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Tom Hemmings 
Casting by
Tania Polentarutti 
Production Design by
Crispian Sallis 
Art Direction by
Jo Newberry  (as Josephine Newberry)
Costume Design by
Marianne Agertoft 
Makeup Department
Rebecca Cain .... prosthetic technician (as Becky Cain)
Stuart Conran .... prosthetics supervisor
Carolyn Copperwheat .... prosthetics trainee
Lizzie Dixon .... prosthetic trainee
Jacqueline Fowler .... hair designer
Jacqueline Fowler .... makeup designer
Dan Frye .... special makeup effects artist (as Daniel Frye)
Rod Hamlin .... prosthetic technician
Paul Hyett .... special makeup effects designer
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Kristyan Mallett .... prosthetic makeup effects artist
Nicola Mount .... makeup trainee
Conal Palmer .... prosthetic technician
Caroline Silk .... makeup artist
Jenna Smith .... makeup trainee
Kate Smith .... makeup trainee
Production Management
Jim Edge .... unit manager
Gisela Evert .... post-production supervisor
Nina Sagemoen .... production manager
Katie Shahrokh .... post-production manager
Jack Suckling .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jamie D. Allen .... first assistant director: additional photography unit
Iain Atkinson .... second assistant director: additional photography unit
Grietje Besteman .... first assistant director: additional photography unit (as Grietie Besteman)
Chris Chambers .... assistant director trainee
Joe Geary .... first assistant director
Julie Heskin .... third assistant director
Kerinne Jenkins .... assistant director trainee
Mark Volante .... assistant director trainee
Tom White .... second assistant director
Art Department
Sally Black .... production buyer
Paul Bufton .... props hand
Sarah Comish .... production buyer
Steve Dawson .... carpenter
Brian Eatough .... carpenter
Rachael Fitzgerald .... graphic designer
Derek Ixer .... dressing props (as Derek 'Del' Ixer)
Peter Johnson .... construction manager
Andy Ludford .... dressing props
Steve Macdonald .... standby props (as Steve McDonald)
Kieron Mcnamara .... supervising prophand (as Kieron McNamara)
Richard Miller .... painter
Phil Perry .... storyboard artist
Bryan Pollard .... carpenter
Mickey Pugh .... props hand
Susan Ross .... scenic artist
Graham Thomas .... construction manager
Barry Tracy .... scenic artist
Toby Troyna .... dressing props
Ian Tully .... production buyer
Kevin White .... carpenter
Mickey Woolfson .... property master
Colin Worrall .... scenic artist
Thomas Jones .... prop maker (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ricky Butt .... foley artist
Phil Cape .... sound assistant
Dan Dewsnap .... sound maintenance
Roger Dobson .... dialogue editor
Paul William Edwards .... foley editor
Tony Gibson .... sound effects editor
Scott Jones .... dubbing mixer
Nina Khan .... audio post-production manager
Mitch Low .... production sound mixer
Billy Mahoney Jnr .... foley editor
Claire Mahoney .... foley artist
Stefano Marchetti .... assistant dubbing mixer
Darren McQuade .... dialogue editor
Matt Pochetino .... assistant foley mixer
Jess Richards .... sound assistant (as Jessica Richards)
Chris Sturmer .... sound consultant: dolby
Jason Swanscott .... foley artist
Ted Swanscott .... foley artist
Trevor Swanscott .... foley mixer
Keith Tunney .... sound recordist: additional photography
Special Effects by
Vesna Giordano .... silicone technician
Clive R. Kay .... special effects contact lenses
Mark Shelley .... armourer
Visual Effects by
Erik Anderson .... visual effects artist
Fredrik Averpil .... visual effects
Håkan Blomdahl .... visual effects
Anders Hakansson .... visual effects artist
Peter Holmgren .... visual effects artist
Andreas Hylander .... visual effects
Mathias Larserud .... visual effects
Linus Lindbalk .... visual effects
Anders Muammar .... visual effects artist
Jacob Otterström .... visual effects artist (as Jacob Svensson)
Katie Shahrokh .... digital post-production manager
Daniel Swahn .... visual effects artist
Sean Wheelan .... visual effects producer: Filmgate
Nicholas Daines .... stunt double
Gareth Milne .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Bassnett .... grip assistant
Jon Best .... additional electrician
Richard Bevan .... camera
George Bland .... epk
Paul Brown .... rigging gaffer
Roy Carter .... additional rigger
Rikki Cookson .... additional electrician
John Cooling .... additional rigger (as John 'Buzz' Cooling)
James Cronly .... camera trainee: additional photography
Kirsten de Maid .... b camera trainee (as Kirsten Budd)
Mark Dempsey .... second assistant camera
Charlie Dillion .... additional rigger (as Charlie Dillon)
Warwick Drucker .... grip
Tobias Eedy .... first assistant camera
Birgit Elsaesser .... still photographer
Ben Gibb .... second assistant camera: second unit
Dave Glossop .... rigger (as David Glossop)
Stacey Hancock .... crane technician
Nigel Hillier .... still photographer
Len Holt .... additional electrician
Stuart Hurley .... electrician (as Stuart 'Sid' Hurley)
Stuart Hurley .... generator operator (as Stuart 'Sid' Hurley)
Naresh Kaushal .... camera trainee
Tony Kay .... first assistant camera: second unit
David Leigh .... crane operator
Ken Lowe .... rigging gaffer
Phil Mangan .... additional grip
Simon Marsh .... electrician
Simon Marsh .... generator operator
Lee Martin .... rigging gaffer
Terry Maskell .... best boy
Andy McBrearty .... gaffer
Danny Merton .... camera trainee
Mike Prior .... additional electrician
Terry Robb .... electrician
Howard Roe .... additional electrician
Colin Simkiss .... additional electrician
Dave Smyth .... additional rigger
Paul Tanner .... additional still photographer
Clive Tocher .... crane technician
Oliver Upton .... still photographer (as Ollie Upton)
John Watters .... director of photography: second unit
John Watters .... first assistant camera
Lee Wiseman .... best boy
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alison James .... stand-by costumes
Sussie Juhlin .... costume trainee (as Sussie Juhlin-Wallen)
Fiona McCann .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Andrew Dearnley .... digital intermediate film supervisor
Justin Eely .... on-line editor
Mark Foligno .... digital intermediate mastering
Dave Goodall .... digital intermediate technician
Richard Hart .... digital intermediate operations director
Matt James .... digital intermediate technician
Soren Kloch .... film supervisor
Steve Knight .... digital intermediate technician
Connan McStay .... digital intermediate on-line editor
Steve Milne .... digital intermediate mastering
Andy Richards .... senior digital intermediate technician
Jon Thompson .... post production consultant
Gemma Townsend .... digital intermediate technician
Tim Waller .... senior colourist
Music Department
Niall Acott .... score engineer
Mikael Carlsson .... soundtrack producer
Marcia Crayford .... orchestra leader
James Gosling .... additional orchestration
Seanine Joyce .... additional orchestrator
Bradley Miles .... additional orchestration
Steve Parr .... score mixer
Simon Whiteside .... conductor
Simon Whiteside .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
John Betteridge .... unit driver
Arnold Clarke .... vehicle hirer
Mike Duchars .... flatbed driver
Andrew Duncan .... action vehicle coordinator
Christian Hall .... flatbed driver (as Chris Hall)
Ade Holland .... unit driver
Alan Jubb .... driver: minibus
Stephen King .... unit driver
Graham Pearson .... unit driver
Alan Rogers .... transportation captain
Paul Watson .... transportation captain
Other crew
Farah Abushwesha .... production coordinator: additional photography unit
Faye Alexander .... production trainee
Michelle Binieda .... assistant accountant
Len Brown .... film consultant
Nick Cain .... for Isle of Man Film
Sally Caplan .... head of premiere fund: UKFC
Jake Cieslek .... caterer
Warren Clark .... security
Francesca Cooper .... caterer
Hilary Dugdale .... for Isle of Man Film
Peter Eardley .... production accountant
Will Evans .... head of business affairs: UKFC
Andrew Fingret .... legal advisor: Isle of Man Film
Nardia Hall .... production trainee
Gwyneth Harrison .... unit nurse (as Gwineth Harrison)
Vince Holden .... head of production finance: UKFC
Adam Hughes .... production coordinator
Ian Hughes .... assistant production coordinator (as Ian 'Pebbles' Hughes)
Richard Knight .... location scout
Emma Lightbody .... for Gasworks Media
J.J. Lousberg .... production executive: UKFC
Stan Milne .... stand-in
Fiona Morham .... head of production: UKFC
Mohammed Nawaz .... unit nurse
Peter Scholes .... caterer
David Seaton .... location manager
Camilla Shepherd .... location manager: additional photography unit
Daryl Shute .... assistant to producer
Danuta Skarszewska .... script supervisor
Maxine Stanley .... post-production accountant
Kerry Stringer .... production trainee
Sian Sutherland .... location manager
Steve Butler .... production trainee (uncredited)
Jörg Schweizer .... special thanks: BMW Group

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92 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

According to director Williams, Tracey was originally written as a 40-year-old character but, to get the finance, he was told to cast someone young.See more »
Continuity: When David returns from the Public telephone In the village the Alarm Is blaring out and lights flashing on one of the cars. David runs Into the house with the alarm still sounding but a few seconds later the alarm mysteriously switches Itself off.See more »
David:She alright?
Peter:She's still unconscious.
David:That's chlorophyll for you.
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Movie Connections:
References Predator (1987)See more »


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16 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
It's a comedy with bite, right to the end., 14 April 2008
Author: Spikeopath from United Kingdom

Two brothers, David & Peter, kidnap Tracey, the daughter of local tough guy gangster Arnie, they hold her to ransom for the sum of £100,000. What they hadn't bargained into the equation is that Tracey is one tough feisty lady, and that a turn of events will lead them to something far more scary than big bad gangster Arnie.

This is the second feature from director Paul Andrew Williams, and bearing in mind that his debut effort was the highly lauded gritty drama London To Brighton, it's no surprise to find that some folk are a little bemused as to the genre splicing nature of The Cottage. The Cottage is far more in keeping with Christopher Smith's 2006 horror comedy, Severance, and certainly it wouldn't be out of place as a double bill with that criminally undervalued picture.

Very much a film of two halves, this picture is likely to prove a very divisive piece, and it will {has} only find an audience based on word of mouth alone, you will be hard pressed to find any sort of press marketing that will prepare you for the type of genre fusion film you are getting. Already, based on the comments written on this site thus far, you can see that some people were confused {or annoyed} by the tonal shift for the second half of the film. The first half sees poles apart brothers, David & Peter swapping comedy dialogue as they whisk thru a number of exchanges and circumstances with the marvellously volatile Tracey. Whilst the second part of the picture hits you over the head with a quick switch to horror formula that has catering fulfilment for the gore junkies amongst us. And this is where the problem lays with many, why didn't the film stay as a kidnap farce,? why didn't it set its stall out to be a horror film from the off,? There is no denying that the films high points come with the horror moments, but the film is first and foremost a comedy from the first reel to the cheeky end of credits sequence. And as deliciously sick as the gore shift is, The Cottage never once takes its tongue out of its bloody cheek. It's obvious that Paul Andrew Williams is having fun here and he hopes his audience will as well. View it as an all encompassing comedy/horror/thriller in that order and you wont go far wrong.

Andy Serkis plays David, the tough brother of the two, with Serkis doing a wonderful line in both visual and vocal comedy. This benefits Reece Shearsmith as Peter, a character so far under the thumb he can barely be seen. Shearsmith feeds of Serkis to seal the comedy deal of this odd brotherly couple. British tabloid fave Jennifer Ellison plays Tracey, literally swearing for England to have the audience divided as to if they want her to survive or not! But it's a gutsy show from her and one hopes she ventures into this territory a bit more often. There is nothing new or fresh here, and this wont win any awards even in its homeland of England, but it is FUN, and it shows a director clearly intent on making films from different genres. 7/10

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