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Love on the Heath. See more »
Sex and love. Some seek it, some need it, some spurn it and some pay for it, but we're all involved in it. Set on one afternoon on Hampstead Heath, London, the film investigates the minutiae of seven couples. What makes us tick? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Holly Aird ... Molly

Eileen Atkins ... Iris

Hugh Bonneville ... Gerry

Tom Hardy ... Noel

Douglas Hodge ... Brian

Adrian Lester ... Pete

Andrew Lincoln ... Jamie

Ewan McGregor ... Billy

Gina McKee ... Julia
Elle Mckenzie ... Eve (as Elle McKenzie)

Sophie Okonedo ... Anna

Eglantine Rembauville-Nicolle ... Sophie (as Eglantine Rembauville)

Nicholas Sidi ... Ludo (as Nick Sidi)

Mark Strong ... Louis

Catherine Tate ... Sara

Polly Walker ... Esther

Benjamin Whitrow ... Eddie Wright

Aschlin Ditta ... 1st Man in Bushes
Melissa Thompson ... Pretty Girl
Brian Callaghan ... 2nd Man in Bushes
Spencer Stafford ... Man in Men's Pond
Onion ... Bull Terrier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lorraine Kelly ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Ed Blum 
Writing credits
Aschlin Ditta (written by)

Produced by
Ed Blum .... producer
Suran Goonatilake .... executive producer
Vadim Jean .... executive producer
Amanda Wilkie .... co-producer
Original Music by
Dominik Scherrer 
Cinematography by
David Meadows (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Joe McNally 
Casting by
Emma Style 
Art Direction by
Gordon Grant 
Costume Design by
Jo Thompson 
Makeup Department
Lisa George .... makeup artist
Madeline Hale .... hair stylist
Madeline Hale .... makeup artist
Colette King .... hair designer
Colette King .... makeup designer
Emma Lawson .... makeup assistant
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tim Blair .... additional third assistant director
Amy Coop .... additional third assistant director (as Adam Coop)
Rawdon de Fresnes .... first assistant director
Antony Evgeniou .... third assistant director
Christopher Hughes .... second assistant director
Mark C. Wong .... additional third assistant director (as Mark Wong)
Art Department
Josephine D'Ambra .... graphic artist: website
Deborah Haywood .... art department assistant
Ben Lewis .... graphic artist: website
Charlotte Malik .... consulting art director
Sound Department
Owen Bleasdale .... foley supervisor
Dan Johnson .... adr recordist
Hugh Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Melissa Lake .... foley artist
George McMillan .... boom operator
Richard Miller .... second boom operator (as Rich Miller)
Henry Milliner .... sound mixer
Paul Parsons .... sound recordist: second unit
Emma Pegram .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
James Perry .... adr recordist
Jack Stew .... foley artist
Ian Wilson .... supervising sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Ann Marie Crotty .... camera trainee: FT2
Craig Davis .... gaffer
Grace Donaldson .... grip
Charlie England .... focus puller: second unit
Gerry Floyd .... additional cinematographer: second unit
Alex Hoare .... clapper loader
Richie Hogg .... focus puller: second unit
Robin Holder .... camera operator: second unit
Robin Holder .... focus puller
Richard Johnson .... best boy
Phoebe Vale Markham .... still photographer (as Phoebe Markham)
Joseph Mastrangelo .... focus puller: second unit
Robert Shacklady .... camera operator: second unit
Roger Tooley .... Steadicam operator
Jonathan Dennis .... jimmy jib operator (uncredited)
Mike Drury .... jimmy jib operator (uncredited)
Abi Oseni .... daily camera assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claire Collins .... costume assistant
Rebecca Elson .... costume assistant
Debbie O'Brien .... costume assistant
Melissa Thompson .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Matt Adams .... digital intermediate producer
Michael Deming .... digital film transfer
Rob Gordon .... digital on-line editor
Emily Greenwood .... digital on-line editor
John Hinchliffe .... digital film technical manager
Jo McCaffery .... assistant digital intermediate producer (as Jo-Ann McCaffrey)
Doug Newman .... assistant editor (as Douglas Newman)
John Palmer .... digital film transfer
Rob Pizzey .... digital colorist
Laurent Treherne .... digital intermediate technical director
Paul Jones .... digital intermediate manager (uncredited)
Jateen Patel .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Tim Pruce .... admin: Soho Images (uncredited)
Music Department
Natalia Bonner .... musician: violin
Alexandra Brown .... musicial: vocalist
Andy Caine .... musician: vocalist
Brian Callaghan .... musician: vocalist
Emily Davis .... musician: violin
Calina de la Marie .... musician: strings leader
Alison Dods .... musician: violin
Andrew Findon .... musician: flutes & saxophone (as Andy Findon)
Richard Hammarton .... orchestrator
Michael Keelan .... musician: violin
Rick Koster .... musician: violin (as Rik Koster)
Abi Leland .... music supervisor
Angus Moncrieff .... musician: trumpet
Angus Moncrieff .... orchestrator
Everton Nelson .... musician: violin
Joe Peet .... musician: bass
Julia Singleton .... musician: violin 1
Paul Wigens .... musician: drums
Lucy Wilkins .... musician: violin
Jon Wygens .... musician: guitar
Other crew
Andrew Boswell .... executive: The Mob
Dan Bryant .... floor runner
Tony Clarkson .... location manager
Joe de Fresnes .... floor runner
Denise Devoy .... production assistant
Clare Griffiths .... lawyer
Robert Hughes .... production assistant
Phil Hunter .... payroll accountant
Hilary Martin .... script editor
Sophie Monneretti .... floor runner (as Sophie Monneret)
Jason Saliba .... production accountant
Lindsey Sharp .... production coordinator
Ian Sharples .... executive: The Mob Film Co.
Lawrence Shorter .... production associate
Juliea Stewart .... script supervisor
Michael Williams .... title designer
Liam Winn .... floor runner
Pu San Wong .... script supervisor
Paola Desiderio .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jason Ferguson .... marketing assistant (uncredited)
Evie Wray .... publicity assistant (uncredited)
Tony Asplin .... special thanks
Cavan Barratt .... special thanks
Lilo Blum .... special thanks
John Brocklehurst .... additional thanks
Steven Clark .... special thanks
Richard Hall .... special thanks
Dominic Herbert .... special thanks
Sukhiden Khebbal .... special thanks
Fearghal O'Riordain .... special thanks
Padraig O'Riordain .... special thanks
Alexander Putt .... special thanks
Rutta Scantlebury .... special thanks
Toby Siddall .... special thanks
David Stephens .... special thanks
Suzy Stephens .... special thanks

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Rated R for language and sexual content
91 min
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In the beginning of the movie, Andrew Lincoln's character pretends to know the plot of the French book "L'Étranger" and tells his wife that it's about a man who cleans up a town and becomes Sheriff. In just a few years, Andrew Lincoln would go on to star in Walking Dead as a Sheriff.See more »
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Iris:Other people's lives are fascinating.
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
'Scenes of a Sexual Nature': not a disclaimer but a joy, 18 January 2008
Author: gradyharp from United States

The British have done it again - successfully shown how talent, ensemble attitude, prudent production values, and esprit de corps can result in a first class thoughtful comedy of life. A first outing for writer Aschlin Ditta and director Ed Blum, this entertaining, intelligent and beautifully wrought film is a veritable showcase of some of Britain's finest actors.

The concept is a simple one: one sunny afternoon on Hampstead Heath overlooking London the camera moves among seven couples acting out the sexual overtones of relationships. No, there is no graphic action here: it is absolutely unnecessary, so candid and intelligent is the script. The couples we meet are 1) Eileen Atkins and Benjamin Whitrow, two alone, aging characters whose proclivity for weekly visits to the same bench result in a courtship dance of sorts; 2) Andrew Lincoln and Holly Aird discussing their rather dry state of marriage as Andrew's eyes understandably caress the beautiful Eglantine Rembauville-Nicolle reading Camus nearby, causing a crack in the couple's marriage; 3) Sophie Okenedo distraught at a breakup is consoled then seduced by flippant Tom Hardy; 4) Adrian Lester and Catherine Tate are in the final paper stages of divorce, trying to overcome their feelings for their frolicking little daughter; 5) Ewan McGregor and Douglas Hodge are a gay couple contemplating adoption despite McGregor's character's wandering eye; 6) Hugh Bonneville and Catherine Tate banter the fragility of a first date over lunch and wine and distrust; and Polly Walker 'sells' her time and attentions to willing buyer Mark Strong.

The phrase on the cover of the very well made DVD states it well: 'Sex and love. Some seek it, some need it, some spurn it and some pay for it, but we're all involved in it'. In addition to the pleasure of watching these superb actors ply their trade in these small vignettes the cinematography, editing, and musical score underline the spontaneous feeling of Ditta and Blum's concept. It is a pure joy to watch - even the informative dialog in the added features that accompany this delightful DVD. Grady Harp

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