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The Living and the Dead -- A manic depressive man holds his ill mother captive in her home

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Terror by good intentions.
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A descent into Hell is triggered when "Ex-Lord" Donald Brocklebank finds that he must leave Longleigh... See more » | Add synopsis »
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7 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Brave showing by a director with potential See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Leo Bill ... James Brocklebank

Roger Lloyd Pack ... Donald Brocklebank
Kate Fahy ... Nancy Brocklebank
Sarah Ball ... Nurse Mary
Neil Conrich ... Policeman
Richard Wills-Cotton ... nurse Mike
Alan Perrin ... nurse Bob
Richard Syms ... Vicar
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hilary Hodsman ... Auntie Pat

Directed by
Simon Rumley 
 
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Simon Rumley 

Produced by
Mark Foligno .... executive producer
Elliot Grove .... executive producer
Paris Leonti .... line producer (as Barry Leonti)
Steve Milne .... executive producer
Nick O'Hagan .... producer
Simon Rumley .... producer
Carl Schönfeld .... co-producer
Uday Tiwari .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Chester 
 
Cinematography by
Milton Kam 
 
Film Editing by
Benjamin Putland 
 
Casting by
Joyce Nettles 
 
Production Design by
Will Field 
 
Art Direction by
Alasdair McKay 
 
Costume Design by
Alice Wolfbauer 
 
Makeup Department
Jacqueline Fowler .... makeup designer (as Jackie Fowler)
Robin Pritchard .... special makeup technician
 
Production Management
Lucy Teire .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simon Downes .... second assistant director
Mick Ward .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Elliott Stallion .... art department assistant
 
Sound Department
Michael Kneafsey .... boom operator (as Mike Kneafsey)
Keith Tunney .... production sound mixer
Hilary Wyatt .... supervising dialogue editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Brown .... sparks
Cherry Carmen .... assistant camera
Ewan Cassidy .... gaffer
Thomas English .... Steadicam operator
Alex Hudson .... key grip
Mihalis Margaritis .... focus puller
Susanne Salavati .... sparks (as Susanne Willett)
Annika Summerson .... sparks (as Annika Holm)
Brian Udoff .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vida Wolfbauer .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Andrew Dearnley .... digital intermediate technician
Connan McStay .... on-line editor
Nic Smith .... digital intermediate technician
Jonathan Yau .... assistant digital colorist
 
Other crew
Lucienne Browne .... production runner (as Lucie Phillips Browne)
Helene Oosthuizen .... script supervisor
Aidan Williams .... production assistant
Aidan Williams .... production coordinator
 
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Lulu O'Hagan .... special thanks
 

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Argentina:83 min | Germany:83 min (European Film Market)
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The Longleigh House location was once a World War I hospital, the Hawtreys School for young men, and then was run as a drug rehabilitation clinic. Local reports are that at least three ghosts, an old woman, a soldier, and a child who fell 75 feet while sliding down the banisters, still inhabit the Tottenham House near Savernake, England.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Donald Brocklebank:[answering phone] Hello? Hello? Yes, yes I know. No, I didn't know that. No, that's not good at all. No, she doesn't know. Hmm. Hmm. Exactly. Okay, goodbye.
James:They going to make it?
Donald Brocklebank:No, they're not.
James:Can I look after mummy this time.
Donald Brocklebank:I'm not going away.
James:But you always say that, you always do.
James:[knocking] Some one's at the door!
[starts running]
Donald Brocklebank:Stop James, I said stop!
[...]
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Brave showing by a director with potential, 23 June 2008
Author: suspiria56 from United Kingdom

Ignore the previous comment by 'perisho', but I would take something from the others thereafter, both positive and negative.

Firstly the negatives - yes there are gaping holes in the plot, seemingly situations that wouldn't happen, possibly too long for its plot subject. Right, the positives - great acting, good use of dialogue (often repetitive and therefore affecting), good use of ambiguity (which helps convey the mental health issues that the family have) and possibly explain the seemingly apparent plot holes (is all we see really occurring?), brilliant cinematography, and it's a brave attempt at a all too often patronised subject matter.

Furthermore, it is made on a tight budget in Britain. A rare commodity nowadays. Only a handful of directors in the UK work outside of the mainstream, and Rumley's effort should be applauded. Even the film factory that is the Hollywood machine can't achieve this level of skill (A Beautiful Mind, Rainman...please!). Only say Keane, Devil & Daniel Johnston and Julien Donkey Boy have we seen schizophrenia in the manner with which we see here. Yes, not everything works, but when it does, this film is powerful and touching as anything else in cinema dealing with mental illness.

Well done to the director and may your second feature be as strong.

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