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Morris: A Life with Bells On (2009)

 -  Comedy  -  23 May 2009 (USA)
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The film follows the fortunes of an avant garde Morris team in their struggle to evolve Morris Dancing.

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Lydiard Spurling
John Boswall ...
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Moss Side Morris Dancer
Adam Ewan ...
Boothby Pagnell
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Michael da Silva
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Sonja
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Endeavour
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Quentin Neely
Corinne Kempa ...
News Anchor
Zena Khan ...
American Lady
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The film follows the fortunes of an avant garde Morris team in their struggle to evolve Morris Dancing.

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Grab life by the bells!

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Orange County Morris, as seen in the film, is a fictional side. There aren't any morris sides in Orange county, though Los Angeles county has two: Rising Phoenix Morris (Cotswold) from Santa Monica, and Wildwood Morris (Border) from Long Beach. See more »

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Sonia says that the politician she's going to work for will be running for President "in two years' time." That's a Brit-ism; an American would say "in two years." See more »

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Millsham Morris
Written by Richard Lumsden
Performed by John Dipper, Richard Lumsden, Saul Rose & Laurel Swift
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funny movie
25 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great movie, hilarious,especially if you are an Anglophile. The actors do great characterizations. The scenes are well shot, especially those depicting California. The movie was well accepted by the Morris dance and folk-dance community at the Seattle Folklife festival and the Seattle International Film Festival. We need to see more Morris dancing like that done by the OCM. If you enjoy folk dance you must see this film. If you enjoy England you must see this film. If you enjoy laughing you must see this film.This film is a mocumentery in the tradition of This Is SpinalTap, and A Mighty Wind. This is all filler, the movie was shot in the wettest summer in england, on a low budget. The film makers did wonders in poor conditions and with little to work with.


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