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A Number (2008)

TV Movie  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama  |  10 September 2008 (UK)
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A father is confronted by the sons he had cloned decades earlier. Based on a play by Caryl Churchill.

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When Salter's son, Bernard, is told that he's a result of a cloning experiment, he finds out that he's one of an unknown number of human clones. He confronts his father and demands an explanation. Why was he created? Is he an original or a copy? Salter tries to explain the background for the experiment to his shocked son. Written by HardHouseClubber

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1 March 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A Number is a clever play, so you can see why someone would think it was a good idea to transfer it into a TV piece.

The experiment works in some respect. Tom Willkinson is good in his role, giving Salter all the qualities that make us want to like him and loath him all at the same time.

Rhys Ifan's is the real revelation though, playing his multiple roles with skill and ease.

The real thing that this piece comes down to though is whether you can put up with the slow pace of the whole thing or whether Carol Churchill's decision to leave so many sentences unanswered or spoken over. It's a good technique but one that grates after a while.

I didn't hate 'A Number' but it certainly didn't make me want to watch it again.


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