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Mum & Dad -- When Lena, a young Polish immigrant working as an office cleaner at Heathrow Airport, misses her last bus home, she accepts an offer of help from friendly co-worker Birdie, who lives nearby with her 'adoptive' parents.
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Release Date:
26 December 2008 (UK) See more »
Parents can be bloody murder.
Mum and Dad, and their 'adopted' children, Birdie & Elbie, work at the airport. The family live off whatever they scavenge from cargo holds... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Gloriously unsettling and brutal British horror film. See more (70 total) »


  (in credits order)
Perry Benson ... Dad
Dido Miles ... Mum

Olga Fedori ... Lena

Ainsley Howard ... Birdie
Toby Alexander ... Elbie
Micaiah Dring ... Angela
Mark Devenport ... Van Man
Chris Roebuck ... Young Man
Clare Dyer ... Female Torso (as Claire Dyer)
Penny Andrews ... Office Cleaner
Art Fox ... Office Cleaner (as Arthur Fox)
Kelly Lammond ... Office Cleaner
Leon Lammond ... Office Cleaner
Dena Smiles ... Office Cleaner
Yvonne Varnier ... Office Cleaner
Michael Waiteman ... Office Cleaner
Christine Wardle ... Office Cleaner
Phil Beale ... Security Man

Directed by
Steven Sheil 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Steven Sheil  writer

Produced by
Soledad Gatti-Pascual .... executive producer: Film London
Amanda Martin .... executive producer
Lisa Trnovski .... producer
Cinematography by
Jonathan Bloom 
Film Editing by
Leo Scott 
Casting by
Maddy Hinton 
Anna Kennedy 
Production Design by
Jess Alexander 
Art Direction by
Sarah Finlay 
Set Decoration by
Lois Penniston 
Costume Design by
Claire Finlay 
Makeup Department
Vikki Lawson .... makeup designer
Production Management
Tina Pawlik .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michelle Hooper .... third assistant director
Andrew McEwan .... first assistant director
Art Department
Phill Gaskin .... art department trainee
Daz Spencer-Lovesey .... set dresser
Nicky Wake .... art department trainee
Matt Wells .... property master
Sound Department
Grant Bridgeman .... boom operator
Ben Cross .... sound designer
Tom Hutchings .... sound designer
Alex Thompson .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Simon Craze .... special effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Christian Hayes .... gaffer
Russell Noon .... camera trainee
David Nye .... electrician
Barry Squires .... Steadicam operator
Barry Squires .... focus puller
Owen Tooth .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fiona Gibsey .... costume assistant
Jo Mapp .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Ella Smith .... assistant editor
Music Department
Dan Rose .... music supervisor
Bishop Scott .... music coordinator
Other crew
Mia Bays .... marketing consultant
Vicky Chapman .... location scout
Barney Goodland .... production assistant
Sam Hawker .... runner
Dan Hillsdon .... production accountant
Laura Hypponen .... business affairs consultant
Toby Rushton .... script editor
Tom Turrell .... runner
Dan Hodgett .... thanks
Asha Sharma .... thanks

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Also Known As:
84 min | Germany:90 min (European Film Market)
Color (High Definition) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Australia:R (2009) | UK:18

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Christmas, Christmas!See more »


Why are the family so mucked up?
Who is the disabled girl in the attic?
Does anyone survive?
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15 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Gloriously unsettling and brutal British horror film., 22 January 2009
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

Loosely inspired by Fred and Rosemary West sick murderous activity "Mum and Dad" doesn't disappoint when it comes to brutality.Mum and Dad and their 'adopted' children,Birdie & Elbie,work at the airport.The family live off whatever they scavenge from cargo holds,offices and hotels - including a steady stream of transient workers who populate the airport's soulless hub.When Lena,a young Polish office cleaner,is befriended by Birdie,she gets drawn into a nightmarish world of torture,murder and perversity.Imprisoned in a suburban House of Horrors and designated a 'Mummy's Girl',Lena's only options appear to be to become part of the family-and join them in their insanity-or die painful death.The film despite its general misanthrophy and unsettling violence plays like a black comedy.It certainly has plenty of humorous moments to relieve the tension.It's quite disturbing and torture-laden too.8 out of 10.

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