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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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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
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Hilary Hodsman ... Auntie Pat
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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
 
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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:
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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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53 out of 71 people found the following review useful.
Too close for comfort, 25 September 2007
Author: undeadbydawn from Edinburgh

I found this film particularly painful to watch for entirely personal reasons.

First, I am an ex-psych nurse. I am currently a Social Care Worker dealing with some of the worst cases around. I am also mentally ill, though not critically so. As such this film touched home on just about every level.

This film is black and raw and real. The acting, especially of the son, is utterly superb very much akin to cases I have dealt with, which made the rapid descent all the more believable. I sat for a majority of the film thinking of just how easily this could really happen - and likely has happened many, many times.

There is an interesting quirk of time-line throughout, which highlights the reaction of the father to the actions of the son, which at its best involves a dual view of the stairwell. I felt this was something of a pivotal point and quite superb direction. The differing states of the building itself likewise reflect the state of the mother, which is again subtle but effective.

Do not expect a standard horror here. It isn't. It feels more like a snapshot of real lives and as such is vastly more effective than any straight horror flick could ever hope to be.

I would urge anyone with even a passing interest in mental health to watch this film. Consider it a warning of how easily the system can fail, and consider yourself forewarned.

That is all.

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