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Release Date:
27 August 2008 (UK) See more »
Attraction. Temptation. Addiction.
A recovering alcoholic becomes involved with his boss's wife, a former cocaine addict. | Add synopsis »
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Uma Thurman ... Elsa Quinn

Jonathan Pryce ... Victor Quinn

Paddy Considine ... Paul Peplow
Sara Powell ... Maxine

Veronica Quilligan ... Finnoula
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mat Curtis ... AA Member (uncredited)
Neg Dupree ... Frank (uncredited)
Helen Mallon ... Alley Girl (uncredited)
Lisa McDonald ... Lady in Toilet (uncredited)

Olivia Poulet ... Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Anthony Page 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Hare  play and screenplay

Produced by
Jenne Casarotto .... executive producer
Frank Doelger .... producer
Fleur Fontaine .... associate producer
Robert Fox .... executive producer
Lee Morris .... producer
Tracey Scoffield .... producer
Jonathan Stern .... line producer
Original Music by
Simon Boswell (music by)
Cinematography by
Brian Tufano (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John Scott 
Casting by
Nina Gold 
Production Design by
Luciana Arrighi 
Art Direction by
Tony Woollard 
Set Decoration by
Joanne Woollard 
Costume Design by
Anna Bingemann 
Jane Robinson 
Production Management
Phil Brown .... post-production supervisor
Mark L. Mitchell .... post production executive
Monique Mussell .... production manager
Bobby Prince .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vicki Allen .... second assistant director
Philip Ball .... third assistant director
Paul Bennett .... second assistant director: second unit
Finn McGrath .... first assistant director
Laura Windebank .... third assistant director
Art Department
Catherine Byrne .... stand-by art director
Harriet Orman .... production buyer
Sound Department
Alistair Crocker .... production sound mixer
Nick Foley .... adr mixer
James Harbour .... daily sound mixer
James Harbour .... sound maintenance
Hugo Jeffreys .... adr recordist
Chips Paul .... foley editor
Adrian Rhodes .... sound re-recording mixer
Rob Saunders .... sound assistant
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Chris Gurney .... daily boom operator (uncredited)
Christopher Wilson .... assistant sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Kris Anderson .... digital compositor
Phil Ashton .... digital colourist
Steven Bray .... digital compositor
Richard Graham .... visual effects producer
Charlotte Gray .... digital restoration artist
Thomas M. Horton .... visual effects executive producer
Stephanie C. Kelly .... digital compositor
Rick Leach .... digital compositor
Joe Pavlo .... lead digital artist
Natalie Stopford .... visual effects line producer
Ben Turner .... digital compositor
Audrius Urbonavicius .... digital matte artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Crowe .... grip assistant
Camilla Drennan .... additional clapper loader
Brian Fawcett .... electrician
James Foster .... second assistant camera
Jonathan Harvey .... director of photography: second unit
Jem Morton .... key grip
Gary Nolan .... gaffer
Jennie Paddon .... first assistant camera
James Perry .... central loader
Ang Richards .... second assistant camera: dailies
Mike Scott .... Steadicam operator
Mike Scott .... camera operator: "a" camera
Martyn Welland .... best boy
Casting Department
Robert Sterne .... casting assistant
Rose Wicksteed .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Bingemann .... additional costumes
Amy Brown .... costume assistant
Joseph La Corte .... costumer to Ms. Thurman
Ann Maskrey .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Alex Anstey .... first assistant editor
Matthew Benns .... digital intermediate data manager
Paul Ensby .... digital color timer
Bejhan Kalantar .... post-production coordinator
Todd Kleparski .... digital intermediate producer
Lisa-Anne Morris .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Terry Davies .... conductor
Terry Davies .... orchestrator
Graham Sutton .... music editor
Bruce White .... viola
Transportation Department
Stephen Lawrence .... driver: Paddy Considine
Lol Smith .... driver: cast
Other crew
Annie Barclay .... assistant production coordinator
Matt Curtis .... title designer
Emily Hobbs .... production assistant
Joel Holmes .... location manager
Tim Monich .... dialect coach
Billy Pegg .... location assistant
Penelope Robinson .... production accountant
Jayne Spooner .... script supervisor (2008)
Camilla Stephenson .... location manager
Neil Ferris .... floor runner: additional photography:reshoots (uncredited)
Justin Wolfe .... assistant to producer (uncredited)

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Additional Details

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USA:75 min (DVD version) | Norway:73 min (approx.)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Victor Quinn:People say to me, "You're so lucky. You had faith." But Stalin had faith. Hitler had faith. Would it be wonderful to believe in the virgin birth? I don't think so. Or that trees speak to you? Wouldn't that just mean you were mad? Faith's not valuable, not in itself. It's what you have faith in that matters.See more »


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mixed feelings, 12 April 2009
Author: greekhero from Russian Federation

staged play adapted to TV - always stirs up the mixed feeling - differences in all kinds and aspects and first of all, the target auditory. for me it is no wonder why it has got so low rating, confusion is the reason.

the movie as well as the play, deal with one of the most complicated things in life - addictions and that is not just the case of merely a one specific kind - addiction to alcohol. i may only guess that it could be replaced with the other thing freely and still has the same meaning and sense - what is the nature of addiction, why we are addicted to something and the reasons of it. very often - i would not be exaggerating to say that practically always we have got the wrong ones, as it happens with one of the main characters - the poet.

and here i just may lay my theory out, just as subjective as it can be. addictions are just the consequences of suppressed things in our own nature - it could be anything - feelings, emotions, wishes, willings, needs, various sorts of experiences and so on - you name it.

you suppress it, you try to wipe it out, destroy, get rid of it and then you finally succeed, it would be most likely going to be replaced with something else - something much worse actually. and very often - yet again would not be a huge overstatement to say in all cases - it might lead to long way to self-destruction, total or near total elimination of any sense of living.

i cannot say that for sure whether that movie or play succeeded to make that clear, i gave 10 out of 10 just because i believe that everyone who were engaged in making it tried to do their best to tackle with that notoriously sophisticated subject (well, the entire psychology was actually founded to explain it). and i may be mistaken but i can hardly remember a movie or a play that has dealt with more or less the same stuff.

and much moreover of it i really enjoyed it much. the plot and the acting are much above the average - i believed them and felt empathy for the all of the characters.

brilliant try but cannot be 100% certain if it was successful

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