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Release Date:
30 May 2010 (UK) See more »
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A con artist is conned into taking the job as Postmaster General in the Ankh-Morpork Post Office. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Richard Coyle ... Moist Von Lipwig

David Suchet ... Reacher Gilt

Claire Foy ... Adora Belle Dearheart

Andrew Sachs ... Groat

Charles Dance ... Lord Vetinari

Timothy West ... Ridcully

Steve Pemberton ... Drumknott

Paul Barber ... Dave Pins
John Henshaw ... Mr. George Pony

Don Warrington ... Priest of Offler

Tamsin Greig ... Miss Cripslock
Madhav Sharma ... Crispin Horsefry
Jimmy Yuill ... Mr. Spools
Ian Bonar ... Stanley Howler

Nicholas Farrell ... Mr. Pump (voice)

Marnix Van Den Broeke ... Mr. Pump

Adrian Schiller ... Mr. Gryle
Daniel Cerqueira ... Trooper

Ingrid Bolsø Berdal ... Sergeant Angua

Ben Crompton ... Mad Al
Asif Khan ... Sane Alex
Paula Lane ... Princess

Alex Price ... Roger
Gabrielle Hamilton ... Old Lady

Terry Pratchett ... Postman (as Sir Terry Pratchett)
Tamás Mohai ... John Dearheart
Anna Györgyi ... Sapphire (as Anna Gyorgyi)
Béla Székely ... Undertaker (as Bela Szekely)
Anna Erdos ... Shop Girl

Matt Devere ... Parker
Angéla Eke ... Receptionist (as Angela Eke)
Mike Kelly ... Hobson
István Göz ... Cashier (as Istvan Goz)
Szabolcs Thuróczy ... Maitre d'
Richard Usher ... Aggy
Gäbor Atlasz ... Farmer (as Gabor Atlasz)
Tamás Sághy ... Bank Clerk (as Tamas Saghy)
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Directed by
Jon Jones 
 
Writing credits
Richard Kurti (screenplay) &
Bev Doyle (screenplay)

Terry Pratchett (novel)

Produced by
Rod Brown .... executive producer
Sarah Conroy .... executive producer
Sue de Beauvoir .... producer
Paul Frift .... line producer
Vadim Jean .... executive producer
Ian Sharples .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
John Lunn 
 
Cinematography by
Gavin Finney 
 
Film Editing by
Alex Mackie 
 
Casting by
Emma Style 
Veronika Varjasi 
 
Production Design by
Ricky Eyres 
 
Art Direction by
Mónika Esztán 
Ray McNeill 
 
Set Decoration by
Lee Gordon 
 
Costume Design by
Charlotte Holdich 
 
Makeup Department
Réka Görgényi .... makeup artist
Lesley Lamont-Fisher .... make-up and hair designer
 
Production Management
Katalin Fonyó .... production manager (as Katalin Schulteisz)
Szilvia Szollosi .... office production assitant
Batizi Timea .... assistant production manager
Gábor Ujházy .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Krisztina Barkóczy .... first assistant director: second unit
Julia Hargitay .... assistant director runner
Tamas Lukacs .... second second assistant director
James Manning .... second assistant director
Szonja Szekerák .... second second assistant director
András Szûcs .... third assistant director
Lee Trevor .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
David Allcock .... storyboard artist
István Balogh .... leadman
Borbála Debreczeni .... model maker
Laszlo Demeter .... set designer
Nimrod Hajdu .... set dec buyer
József Kiss .... construction manager
Magdi Kondorosi .... production buyer
Márk Kun .... swing gang
Zsolt Nemes .... swing gang
Tamas Ordodi .... sculptor
Krisztina Szücsy .... drapes master
Kurt Van Der Basch .... illustrator
 
Sound Department
Tamás Csaba .... production sound mixer
Simon Epstein .... foley editor
Marc Hope .... foley editor
Dan Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Dan Johnson .... supervising sound editor
László Kovács .... sound assistant
Ferenc Lukacs .... post-production sound
Claire Mahoney .... foley artist
Jeremy Price .... sound effects editor
Peter Schulteisz .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Bence Arik .... pyrotechnician
Ricardo Contreras .... key creature effects artist
Gabor Kiszelly .... special effects supervisor
Gyula Krasnyánszky .... pyro supervisor
László Pintér .... pyrotechnician
Iván Pohárnok .... creature designer: supervisor
Attila Sarkadi .... special effects technician
Attila Varsányi .... pyrotechnician
 
Visual Effects by
Reuben Barkataki .... on-set visual effects supervision
Zoltán Benyó .... visual effects supervisor: Digital Apes
Zoltán Bojtos .... digital compositor
Vajda Bálint .... compositor: Digital Apes
Péter Farkas .... compositor: Digital Apes
Ádám Fiers .... visual effects coordinator
Ádám Fiers .... visual effects editor
Dániel Forgács .... CG artist: Digital Apes
Pál Klemm .... composite supervisor: Digital Apes
Lajos Kondor .... flame artist
Ruszkai Kálmán .... cg effects artist: Digital Apes
Laszlo Mates .... cg supervisor
Tamás Máté .... matte painter: Digital Apes
Ágnes Nagy .... matte painter: Digital Apes
Péter Obornik .... CG artist: Digital Apes
Nikolett Papp .... compositor: Digital Apes
Attila Polgár .... compositor: Digital Apes
Horváth Péter .... CG artist: Digital Apes
Rosi Ruiz .... roto artist
Zoltán Szarvasi .... visual effects producer: Digital Apes
Zoltán Szegedi .... compositor: Digital Apes
Ria Tamok .... compositor: Digital Apes
Simon Thomas .... production visual effects supervisor
Gábor Tóth .... technical director: Digital Apes
Gergely Velki .... compositor: Digital Apes
 
Stunts
Sandor Bertalan .... stunts
Ádám Bertalan .... stunts
Krisztián Czirják .... stunt double: Richard Coyle
Bela Kasi .... stunt double
Péter Katona .... stunt player
Péter Katona .... stunt rigging coordinator
Roland Kollárszky .... stunts
Levente Lezsák .... stunts
Tivadar Mike .... stunt performer
Béla Unger .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gábor Balda .... grip rigging best boy
Ádám Balogh .... rigging electrician
Csaba Bankhardt .... rigging electrician
Attila Bilik .... rigging gaffer
Zoltán Bók .... rigging electrician
Zsolt Büti .... gaffer: Hungary
Brandon Evans .... gaffer
Dávid Gerencsér .... assistant camera
Tamás Jánossa .... focus puller
Róbert Jász .... grip
Gábor Kasza .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Gusztáv Kirsch .... focus puller
János Kiss .... key grip
Zoltán Lakatos .... dimmer board operator
Donát Oláh .... video assist operator
Péter Pozsonyi .... grip
Kristóf Párdányi .... assistant camera
Viktor Racsek .... electrician
Marci Ragályi .... camera operator
Marci Ragályi .... steadicam operator
Gabor Szucs .... grip trainee
Attila Tumbász .... assistant camera
István Török .... dolly grip
György Vesztergombi .... focus puller
István Árvai .... hd assistant camera
Paul Swann .... camera and equipment support (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jane Clive .... costume supervisor
Zsófia Federits .... costumes
Gábor Homonnay .... costume supervisor
Gyözö Macsuga .... costume p.a.
Szabina Meszárovits .... dresser
Gabor Szabo .... dresser
 
Editorial Department
Anya Dillon .... first assistant editor
Tamara Juristovszky .... assistant colorist
Noemi Mehrli .... second assistant editor
Anna Stalter .... assistant colorist
Adam Vándor .... colorist
 
Music Department
Paul Golding .... music scoring engineer
 
Transportation Department
Mihály Gál .... transportation captain
Dezso Pócsik .... driver
 
Other crew
Rudolf András .... location manager
Bori Bartucz .... di line producer
Csaba Benedek .... security consultant
Victoria Hair .... production coordinator: uk
Aniko Hegedus .... assistant to production accountant
Amy Horkay .... production coordinator
Adam Jurkovich .... technical supervisor
Krisztian Kertai .... assistant location manager
Barnabas Kiraly .... location scout
Ágnes Kun .... pre-pre production accountant
Lili Makk .... script supervisor second unit
Emese Matuz .... assistant production coordinator
Merle Nygate .... script editor
János Papp .... health & safety advisor
Janos Prihoda .... immigration coordinator
Dora Simko .... script supervisor
Dean Sipling .... production accountant
Richard Szabó .... security head
Zoltán Virág .... DI workflow supervisor
Gábor Xantus .... medical coordinator
 

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Not being a professional actor, Terry Pratchett apparently had some difficulty in his small walk-on role and, in his own words, "needed six takes to master the tricky task of walking across the room".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Groat stamps the letter, we see the letter in closeup as he bangs the stamp down in the very corner of the envelope. In the next shot, from a different angle, the stamp is in a different place on the envelope.See more »
Quotes:
Adora Belle Dearheart:Oh, I see. I suppose you all think the sun shines out of Lipwig's backside.
[Golems raise their hands in a unanimous vote 'yes']
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25 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Best out of the three adaptions, 22 October 2010
Author: lordman from Hannover, Germany

I must admit that I am quite surprised about the negative feedback the third movie based on Pratchett's works has received. There are many reasons for my surprise, which I will introduce in the following short review.

Going Postal is a story about a master con-artist who faces the gallows but it given a second shot at life as master of Ankh Morpork's run-down post office. To save the post (i.e. his own life) and win over the principled Golem-rights-activist Adora Dearheart, he has to employ all his conman wit to beat the owner of the telegraph-like "Clacks" in a business race evoking industrial-age competitions like that between Westinghouse and Edison, where showmanship and publicity were far more important than the actual product.

Talking about the product, this movie is well-acted and well-presented. It is based on one of Pratchett's newer stories and evokes a more urban industrial Steampunk feel than its Fantasy (Colour of Magic) and Faerie Tale-based (Hogfather) predecessors.

Still, for a friend of solid acting, solid backdrops, and more substance than metaphor, this may qualify as the best of the bunch.

Someone pointed out that the film lacked the "magic" of the other adaptions. This is all but true, yet, the lack of a fairy-tale air allows the narrative to flow much better. This time, you know precisely what you are looking at. After the somewhat confused and heavily-altered adaption of Colour of Magic, it is a relief to see a certain solid quality in terms of serious movie features returning to the series.

Let's face it: a TV-based production never does well when it relies on special effects more than it does on good actors, a decent script and solid direction. This was a mistake all too obvious in Colour of Magic, and is one not repeated here. Certainly, the visuals still to a perfect job at bringing Discworld to life, mostly due to the enormous attention given to them. However, they never feel overtaxed with their task, which makes it easier to suspend your disbelief in this adaption than in the other ones.

Of course, the movie is not for everyone. Especially those expecting a fantasy-fest will be sorely disappointed. This is fantasy only in the broadest sense, i.e. it takes place in a world quite fantastic and (maybe not quite to) unlike out own. If one wanted to exaggerate, it is - as Discworld always was - to fantasy what Daybreakers is to vampire fiction - a satiric subversion of the tropes.

It should be noted that the film is staffed mainly with rather less known actors - and this is a good thing. Although one might miss the presence of the likes of Tim Curry, Jeremy Irons and even Sean Astin, these are not exactly C-list actors either. You will be surprised how many of them you have seen before. I have graded some of the initial performances below. Please note that the 9 is not an average but a measure of the entire film relating to other reviews.

Plot: 10/10 - The best adaption yet, the changes within which are less noticeable than in Colour or Hogfather. Visuals: 7/10 - Clearly a TV production, but made with love. Not in over its head, unlike the previous adaptions. Special kudos for the sets (even though there is much subtle CGI involved), which are beautiful. Audio: 8/10 - More subtle, fitting. Certainly did not have a huge budget, but everything fits.

Richard Coyle as Moist: 8/10 - I was skeptical at first, but Richard Coyle makes for an energetic and sharp-witted scoundrel. An excellent fit for Moist Von Lipwick.

Claire Foy as Adora Belle Dearheart: 7/10 - She plays the role very much to the expected degree, and while her on-screen chemistry with Coyle is great, her performance is a bit too much "by-the-book" for my taste. Still, Claire Foy displays a lot of charisma; a more courageous performance might have been in order, though.

David Suchet as Reacher Gilt: 5/10 - Suchet plays Gilt very much as a commedia dell arte "scaramuccio", the scheming, conniving, but ultimately inept villain, always with a top hat and twirl-worthy beard. Oh, and the eyepatch. This is actually precisely what the role demands and he delivers. Still, there is not crowning moment in his performance, he just "gets it done", which is a pity given that his character is the only one standing up to Lord Vetinari.

Charles Dance as Vetinari: 7/10 - Charles Dance is not Jeremy Irons, that is for certain. It is also for the better, as Irons' performance in Colour, while memorable, was also very much unbearable on the longer run. Good thing it was so brief. Dance does a solid job, and gives Vetinari a very human, while inhumanly competent, face.

Steve Pemberton as Drumknott: 10/10 - I have singled out Pemberton as Drumknott because it is hard not to like his take on the character. Drumknott may just be Vetinari's right-hand-man and therefore destined to an existence as living piece of backdrop, but Pemberton really gives the devout assistant a depth which, I believe, is quite true to the spirit in which the character was conceived. He is not a footstool, although trained as one, and actually immensely able when tasked. However, he does not show this openly but rather gives subtle hints at his capability. Of course, this is (probably) not in the script, but mainly conveyed through Pemberton's acting. He nailed this part.

All in all, if the Sky1-Productions continue in this vein, we will not have to fear another disappointment like Colour. Expensive actors a good movie do not make. Great overall style and love and care, that's more like it.

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