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Cuckoo -- A professor (Grant) becomes obsessed with his star student (Fraser).


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  (in credits order)

Laura Fraser ... Polly

Richard E. Grant ... Professor Julius Greengrass

Antonia Bernath ... Jimi

Adam F. ... Chapman (as Adam Fenton)

Tamsin Greig ... Simon
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stephen Aintree ... Man on Treadmill

Richard Brake ... Lone Wolf
Helen Betty Knott ... Medical student

David Maybrick ... Man at Bonfire
Claire Price ... Gemma

Ben Righton ... Nick
Ann-Marie Woodyatt ... Drinker (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Bracewell 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard Bracewell  writer

Produced by
Richard Bracewell .... producer
Tony Bracewell .... producer
Adrian Kelly .... line producer
Nick Tanner .... executive producer
Keith Tutt .... associate producer
Original Music by
Andrew Hewitt 
Cinematography by
Mark Partridge 
Film Editing by
Craig Cotterill 
Casting by
Daniel Hubbard 
Production Design by
Simon Scullion 
Art Direction by
Tim Blake 
Costume Design by
Susie Phillips 
Makeup Department
Celine Bopp .... assistant makeup artist
Serena Loreti .... makeup designer
Production Management
Sarah Wheale .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Guy Campbell .... third assistant director
Anna Kemp .... second assistant director
Phill Reeves .... first assistant director
Ben Rogers .... third assistant director
Toni Staples .... first assistant director
Roger Thomas .... second assistant director
Art Department
Monica Black .... assistant art director
Emilia Carrere .... painter
Stefano Ferrara .... construction supervisor
Julien Kirk .... painter
Jon Lewis .... props buyer
Mari Lucaccini .... stand-by art director
Cera Rose Pickering .... art department assistant
Simon Pickup .... construction manager
Tom Rackley .... props stand-by
Ewan Robertson .... props master
Sound Department
Jamie Ballinger .... boom operator
Jonathan Blagrove .... sound assistant
Alex Ellerington .... fx editor
Martin Jensen .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Leney .... boom operator
Catherine Thomas .... foley editor
Virginia Thorn .... dialogue editor
Jonathan Wyatt .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Jeremy King .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Tom Russell .... senior colourist
Camera and Electrical Department
Kerry Brown .... still photographer
Miles Evans .... focus puller
Dave Green .... camera trainee
Colin Hutton .... additional still photographer
Joe Jackson .... assistant camera
David Logan .... key grip
Kenny Redford .... gaffer
Chris Walmsley .... clapper loader
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Harriet Eaton .... costume assistant
Elizabeth Healy .... assistant costume designer
Laura-Jane Malley .... costume assistant
Music Department
Mikael Carlsson .... soundtrack producer
The Composers Ensemble .... musicians: orchestra
Andrew Hewitt .... conductor
Andrew Hewitt .... orchestrator
Patrick Jonsson .... assistant score engineer
Nick Taylor .... music recording engineer & mixer
Transportation Department
Russell Chipz Chipping .... transport manager
Other crew
Niccolo Cioni .... production coordinator
Hazel Cripps .... first assistant producer
Julie Daly-Wallman .... script supervisor
James Fox .... insurance broker
Greg Harris .... rushes runner
Sarah Hulls .... production accountant
David Kellick .... location manager
Bridget Kenningham .... location manager
Nick Leese .... marketing and public relations
Gerardo Orlando .... floor runner
Emily Payne .... runner
Christian Reynish .... location manager

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89 min
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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Could have used a bit more light., 30 December 2009
Author: crazy-bananas from Glasgow, Scotland

Cuckoo has a very talented cast, which all equip themselves well for the three lead roles. Notably Laura Fraser provides a dimensional character, who has already lost her mother and may now be losing her mind. I would say the genre aimed for here is creepy thriller, and lots of the film is lit with energy saving lightbulbs in my opinion (a good thing, but not here). I expect films with this type of theme to be underlit, but didn't like the lighting here at all. The film is well shot, and the score is fantastic. There is an interesting plot, but the storyline isn't quite tight enough. Good atmosphere and worth a look with appropriate expectations

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