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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.
Mum & Dad -- Trailer for this British horror film

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Steven Sheil (writer)
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Release Date:
26 December 2008 (UK) See more »
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Parents can be bloody murder.
Plot:
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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Mum & Dad DVD cover art
 (From 24FramesPerSecond. 14 November 2008, 6:30 AM, PST)

Revolver goes day-and-date with 'Mum & Dad'
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 22 September 2008, 1:00 PM, PDT)

First Stills From UK Horror 'Mum & Dad'
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User Reviews:
Heartwarming...???!!!??? See more (69 total) »

Cast

  (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
 
Thanks
Dan Hodgett .... thanks
Asha Sharma .... thanks
 

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

Does anyone survive?
Why are the family so mucked up?
Who is the disabled girl in the attic?
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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Heartwarming...???!!!???, 10 July 2009
Author: seven-johnson from United Kingdom

So, of course this isn't at all heartwarming... what you get here is a grim portrayal of the mundane lives of an everyday, normal, psychopathic "family". There seem to be a fair few critics of this movie, mostly along the lines of "It's crap", "Too gory", etc...

Well, NO! Maybe if you want something to do all your thinking for you, this will suck... Here, we're given great attention to detail, it starts off very naturally, the dialogue throughout this movie is superb and (unfortunately/uncomfortably) all too natural. This seems like a normal family, yet we're dragged (bloodily) through their degradation, here we get a film where the horror is not all in your face gore, it's unsettling and dirty feeling. My only possible complaint here is that it may actually be too much like the lives of real serial killers, I can't help thinking of Fred & Rose West when I watch this.

As an aside, this movie really gets a lot better with repeat viewing, maybe this is where the complaints come in... some of the dialogue is very, very funny and you'll feel bad for laughing.

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