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Unrelated (2007)

 |  Drama  |  19 September 2008 (UK)
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A woman in an unhappy relationship takes refuge with a friend's family on holiday in Tuscany.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathryn Worth ...
Anna
Harry Kershaw ...
Archie
Emma Hiddleston ...
Badge
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Jack
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Oakley
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Verena
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Charlie
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George
Leonetta Mazzini ...
Herself
Benedetto Fiorentini ...
Himself
Giovanna Mennell ...
Herself
Nicoleta Stroe ...
Herself
Jonathan Mennell ...
Himself
Luisa Bartolomei ...
Herself
Elisabetta Fiorentini ...
Herself
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During a sticky patch in her marriage forty-something Anna spends a summer holiday with her friends Verena and George at their Tuscan villa but hangs out with the couple's teen-aged children and their cousin Oakley, with whom she goes skinny-dipping and sight-seeing. When the youngsters prang a borrowed car and Anna tells George how it happened, causing a huge scene with his elder son, the kids turn against her. Observing family life as an outsider - unrelated - Anna ultimately comes to be grateful for what she has got. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Tom Hiddleston (Oakley) and Emma Hiddleston (Badge) are actually natural siblings, just like their characters in the film. See more »

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Nun Me Sceta
Written and composed by Ernesto Murolo/Ernesto Tagliaferri
Performed by Giuseppe Fiorentini
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Bideri S.p.A./Gennarelli S.r.l.
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A good short story but not quite a movie
1 August 2011 | by (Saffron Walden, UK) – See all my reviews

'Unrelated' has an intriguing premise: a forty-something woman, on the run from an unhappy relationship, takes refuge in a Tuscan villa with an old (but not, it seems, particularly close) friend; and in fact, prefers to spend her time with the younger generation, perhaps trying to re-imagine the youth that got away. There's lots of potential here, and some acute observation, but also some flatness: director Joanna Hogg skilfully captures the mood of a particularly awful house-party, but it's not the sort of place that feels particularly enticing, and the combination of Anna's stupidity and the spoiled obnoxiousness of the beautiful youths who entrance her make for an unappealing and painful combination. If the story falls short of neat conclusions, it also falls short of what normally defines a good story - and the excessive use of static camera shots, leaving the viewer like a guest who'd rather be somewhere else, isn't especially subtle. Overall, this might have been better at half the length: there are some worthwhile ideas, but scene after scene of Anna sitting, painfully on the edge of a social gathering, feels unnecessary.


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