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An aspiring journalist drops his inhibitions to research the UK's outdoor sex scene. He meets a certain girl in a car park, and the totally unexpected happens. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Luke Treadaway ... Dan
Kate Heppell ... Laura
Richard Riddell ... Rob
Sammy T. Dobson ... Tanya (as Sammy Dobson)

Michael Socha ... Jim

Justine Francesca Glenton ... Sarah (as Justine Glenton)
Allen Mechen ... Laura's Dad

Malcolm Freeman ... Mister Dole
Sean Francis ... Winston
Shaun Mechen ... Interested Piker
Dirk Smith ... Council Dogger
Ken Mood ... Council Dogger (as Kenneth Mood)
Danny Moonshine ... Council Dogger
Sarah Weatheritt ... Jim's Gang
Jessica Carling ... Jim's Gang
Alex Strachan ... Jim's Gang
Chloe Smith ... Jim's Gang
Page Shiels ... Jim's Gang
Leanne Forster ... Jim's Gang
Glen Jazmin ... Jim's Gang
Rebecca Jane Kirby ... Jim's Gang
Peter Reid ... Lad in Club
Roderick Maclennan ... Chip Family
Anne Mcintyre ... Chip Family
Luke Smith ... Chip Family
Kayleigh Murdock ... Chip Family
Thomas Owens ... American Dogger
Diane Willcocks-Owens ... American Dogger
Tracey Wild ... Lighthouse Dogger
Kevin Russell ... Lighthouse Dogger
McKay ... Leather Dogger
Kevin ... Leather Dogger
Luki ... Leather Dogger
Tom Turley ... Wanking Piker
Matthew Baker ... Spunking Piker (as Matt Baker)
Mike Rivers ... Rob's Boss
Nadia Debranova ... Estate Agent
Andrew Hayes ... Estate Agent
Dominic Beebé ... Lad on Bridge
Benedict Rolfe ... Flower Couple
Vicky Lewis ... Flower Couple
Karl Wilby ... Hot Dog Vendor
Joel Trotman ... Clown Dogger
Rachel Trotman ... Clown Dogger
Jean Beedham ... Busty Woman
Brian Dean-McMinn ... Taxi Driver

Warren Bacci ... Nightvision Dogger
Victoria Wilson ... Nightvision Dogger
Poppy Boulton ... Nightvision Dogger
Lisa Kaye ... Nightvision Dogger
Eddie Bond ... Nightvision Dogger
Monique Payneeandy ... Nightvision Dogger
Raquel Roberts ... Additional Dogger
Mark Cosgrove ... Additional Dogger
Matthew Arnold ... Additional Dogger
Rob Leigh ... Additional Dogger
Julie Hitchcock ... Additional Dogger
Mel O'Connor ... Public Interviewee
Timothy Fleming ... Public Interviewee
Susan Landreth ... Public Interviewee
Michelle Musgrove ... Public Interviewee
Anthony Coyle ... Public Interviewee
Suzanne Gray ... Public Interviewee
Cheryl McMahon ... Public Interviewee
Faye Lindridge ... Public Interviewee
Michael Stephenson ... Public Interviewee
Claire Catherall ... Public Interviewee
Simon Gordon Gunn ... Public Interviewee
Daniel Brown ... Public Interviewee
Elaine Bruce ... Public Interviewee
Don Welsh ... Public Interviewee
Martin Douglas ... Public Interviewee
Shaun Blackett ... Public Interviewee
Steven Speldwind ... Public Interviewee
Sam Rogers ... Public Interviewee
Joshua Gellert ... Sarah's Kid
Elliott Howe ... Sarah's Kid
Sophia Howe ... Sarah's Kid
Andrew Watson ... Sarah's Kid
Taylor McCullough ... Sarah's Kid
Stephanie Burton ... Sarah's Kid
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Groom ... Additional Dogger
Anne Orwin ... Grandmother
Norman Felton ... Dogger (uncredited)
Terry A. Johnson ... Dogger (uncredited)

William Scott Johnson ... Dogger (uncredited)

Directed by
Simon Ellis 
Writing credits
Brock Norman Brock (written by) &
Michael Groom (written by) (as Michael J. Groom)

Produced by
Mark Herbert .... executive producer
Jane Hooks .... producer
Damian Jones .... executive producer
Rob Morgan .... executive producer
Allan Niblo .... producer
Brock Norman Brock .... producer
Peter Phelan .... executive producer
Rupert Preston .... executive producer
James Richardson .... producer
Original Music by
Tom Bailey 
Cinematography by
Rob Hardy  (as Robert Hardy)
Film Editing by
Simon Ellis 
Casting by
Victoria Beattie 
Production Design by
Sami Khan 
Art Direction by
Dalia Gellert 
Set Decoration by
Holly Morpeth 
Costume Design by
Jo Mapp 
Makeup Department
Sarah Jane Cosgrove .... makeup designer
Production Management
Rebekka Garrido .... post-production supervisor
Louise Killin .... post-production supervisor
Joanna Makepeace .... production team
Annika Östman .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Baker .... first assistant director
Rachel Dargavel .... third assistant director
Emily Graham .... second assistant director
Art Department
Emma Minshull .... stand-by props
Sound Department
Tim Barker .... sound recordist
Kieran Brien .... boom operator
Tom Deane .... adr mixer
Martin Ehlers-Falkenberg .... foley editor
Eric Horstmann .... sound engineer
Manuel Laval .... sound designer
Sabrina Naumann .... dialogue editor
Anthony Oetzmann .... assistant dialogue editor
Peter Sandmann .... foley artist
Matthias Schwab .... re-recording mixer
Lionel Strutt .... adr coordinator
Marcus Sujata .... adr and foley mixer
Visual Effects by
Daniel Stuebner .... digital colorist
Camera and Electrical Department
Bo Bilstrup .... gaffer
Matt Burton .... Steadicam operator
Rachel Clark .... second assistant camera
Eric Close .... grip
Johann Cruickshank .... sparks
Aidan Dungait .... camera trainee
Sally Low .... first assistant camera
Tom Paterson .... steadicam operator
Casting Department
Orla O'Connor .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nikkie Alsford .... costume supervisor
Dan Blacklock .... costume assistant
Hollie Clark .... additional runner: costume department
Editorial Department
Marie Ernst .... post-production coordinator
Matthew Taylor .... assistant editor
Gregor Wille .... on-line editor
Location Management
Marisha Mukerjee .... location manager
Music Department
Lol Hammond .... music supervisor
Other crew
Wahida Begum .... publicity executive
Victoria Chapple .... post production assistant
Sara Doughty .... script supervisor
Emma Hartley .... head of development
Christopher Key .... additional editor: EPK
Louise Killin .... production coordinator
Nick Light .... digitiser
George McKenzie .... assistant production coordinator
Alyson Pengelly .... post production coordinator
Mark Timmons .... cast security
Tom Turley .... runner

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Also Known As:
"Dogging: A Love Story" - UK (original title)
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108 min | Netherlands:103 min (International Film Festival Rotterdam)


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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
It had promise, but failed to even make it to the car-park..., 8 January 2010
Author: the_rattlesnake25 from Sheffield, UK

Dogging is as British as Earl Grey tea and frozen football pitches on windy January afternoon, and it is definitely an interesting subject in which to base a film upon. In case you are wondering, Wikipedia defines the sexual act of 'dogging' as;"engaging in sexual act/s in a semi-public place (typically a secluded car park in a car) and then watching others doing so." This sexual act (or acts) is the pretext for the loose romantic plot behind Simon Ellis's first feature-film in which four people's lives and relationships revolve around the act of dogging.

Dan (Luke Treadaway) is an aspiring, unemployed journalist who is hoping to set the media world alight by writing an article on the act of dogging and what people attain from the activity. Being unemployed, he sleeps on his best friend's Rob's (Richard Riddell) couch. Rob is a man's man, his job as an estate agent is only worthwhile to him as it allows him to meet and exploit plenty of mature, divorced women looking for a new abode. The film's core storyline revolves around Dan's deteriorating relationship with his girlfriend of four years Tanya (Sammy Dobson) and the unlikely relationship he strikes up with Laura (Kate Heppell), a young, curious and naive new member of the local dogging community. Continually the characters motives change within the film and we are given no indication or explanation why this happens, constantly keeping the audience at arm's-length rather than drawing them further into the characters lives.

Ellis's film, to be fair, does have its fair few moments of cheap humour, which almost entirely occur while the characters are involved on an excursion to a local car-park. Dan's first adventure out within the world of the 'doggers' will certainly bring forth a few chuckles. But its main setback is that the central theme of relationships is incredibly shallow and only barely scraps the surface of what would have made for an interesting story. The combination of using both first (Dan) and third person perspectives (unknown owner of a night-vision camera who's identity is later revealed) in the film also seems to be somewhat redundant and adds nothing but a few extra minutes to the running-time of the film.

'Dogging: A Love Story' had an interesting, and experimental premise that potentially could have made for very fun and engaging film, however it falls flat with a thin story and one-dimensional characters.

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