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Release Date:
30 May 2010 (UK) See more »
A con artist is conned into taking the job as Postmaster General in the Ankh-Morpork Post Office. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 37)

Richard Coyle ... Moist Von Lipwig (unknown episodes)

Series Directed by
Jon Jones (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Bev Doyle (unknown episodes)
Richard Kurti (unknown episodes)
Terry Pratchett (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Rod Brown .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Sarah Conroy .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Sue de Beauvoir .... producer (unknown episodes)
Paul Frift .... line producer (unknown episodes)
Vadim Jean .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Ian Sharples .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
John Lunn (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Gavin Finney (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Alex Mackie (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Emma Style (unknown episodes)
Veronika Varjasi (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Ricky Eyres (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Anna Schulteisz (unknown episodes, 2010-2011)
Mónika Esztán (unknown episodes)
Ray McNeill (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Lee Gordon (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Charlotte Holdich (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Réka Görgényi .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Lesley Lamont-Fisher .... make-up and hair designer (unknown episodes)
Alex Volpe .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Katalin Fonyó .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Batizi Timea .... assistant production manager (unknown episodes)
Gábor Ujházy .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Krisztina Barkóczy .... first assistant director: second unit (unknown episodes)
Julia Hargitay .... assistant director runner (unknown episodes)
Tamas Lukacs .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
James Manning .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Szonja Szekerák .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
András Szûcs .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
Lee Trevor .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
David Allcock .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
István Balogh .... leadman (unknown episodes)
Borbála Debreczeni .... model maker (unknown episodes)
Laszlo Demeter .... set designer (unknown episodes)
Nimrod Hajdu .... set dec buyer (unknown episodes)
József Kiss .... construction manager (unknown episodes)
Magdi Kondorosi .... production buyer (unknown episodes)
Márk Kun .... swing gang (unknown episodes)
Zsolt Nemes .... swing gang (unknown episodes)
Tamas Ordodi .... sculptor (unknown episodes)
Krisztina Szücsy .... drapes master (unknown episodes)
Kurt Van Der Basch .... illustrator (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Tamás Csaba .... production sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Simon Epstein .... foley editor (unknown episodes)
Marc Hope .... foley editor (unknown episodes)
Dan Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
László Kovács .... sound assistant (unknown episodes)
Ferenc Lukacs .... post-production sound (unknown episodes)
Claire Mahoney .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Jeremy Price .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Peter Schulteisz .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Bence Arik .... pyrotechnician (unknown episodes)
Ricardo Contreras .... key creature effects artist (unknown episodes)
Gabor Kiszelly .... special effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Gyula Krasnyánszky .... pyro supervisor (unknown episodes)
László Pintér .... pyrotechnician (unknown episodes)
Iván Pohárnok .... creature designer: supervisor (unknown episodes)
Attila Sarkadi .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Attila Varsányi .... pyrotechnician (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Reuben Barkataki .... on-set visual effects supervision (unknown episodes)
Zoltán Benyó .... visual effects supervisor: Digital Apes (unknown episodes)
Zoltán Bojtos .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Vajda Bálint .... compositor: Digital Apes (unknown episodes)
Péter Farkas .... compositor: Digital Apes (unknown episodes)
Ádám Fiers .... visual effects coordinator / visual effects editor (unknown episodes)
Dániel Forgács .... CG artist: Digital Apes (unknown episodes)
Pál Klemm .... composite supervisor: Digital Apes (unknown episodes)
Lajos Kondor .... flame artist (unknown episodes)
Laszlo Mates .... cg supervisor (unknown episodes)
Tamás Máté .... matte painter: Digital Apes (unknown episodes)
Ágnes Nagy .... matte painter: Digital Apes (unknown episodes)
Péter Obornik .... CG artist: Digital Apes (unknown episodes)
Nikolett Papp .... compositor: Digital Apes (unknown episodes)
Attila Polgár .... compositor: Digital Apes (unknown episodes)
Horváth Péter .... CG artist: Digital Apes (unknown episodes)
Rosi Ruiz .... roto artist (unknown episodes)
Kalman Ruszkai .... cg effects artist: Digital Apes (unknown episodes)
Zoltán Szarvasi .... visual effects producer: Digital Apes (unknown episodes)
Zoltán Szegedi .... compositor: Digital Apes (unknown episodes)
Ria Tamok .... compositor: Digital Apes (unknown episodes)
Simon Thomas .... production visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Gábor Tóth .... technical director: Digital Apes (unknown episodes)
Gergely Velki .... compositor: Digital Apes (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Sandor Bertalan .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Ádám Bertalan .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Krisztián Czirják .... stunt double: Richard Coyle (unknown episodes)
Bela Kasi .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Péter Katona .... stunt player / stunt rigging coordinator (unknown episodes)
Roland Kollárszky .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Levente Lezsák .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Tivadar Mike .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Béla Unger .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ferenc Szalontai .... grip trainee (1 episode, 2010)

Gábor Balda .... grip rigging best boy (unknown episodes)
Ádám Balogh .... rigging electrician (unknown episodes)
Csaba Bankhardt .... rigging electrician (unknown episodes)
Attila Bilik .... rigging gaffer (unknown episodes)
Zoltán Bók .... rigging electrician (unknown episodes)
Zsolt Büti .... gaffer: Hungary (unknown episodes)
Brandon Evans .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Dávid Gerencsér .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Tamás Jánossa .... focus puller (unknown episodes)
Róbert Jász .... grip (unknown episodes)
Gábor Kasza .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (unknown episodes)
Gusztáv Kirsch .... focus puller (unknown episodes)
János Kiss .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Zoltán Lakatos .... dimmer board operator (unknown episodes)
Donát Oláh .... video assist operator (unknown episodes)
Péter Pozsonyi .... grip (unknown episodes)
Kristóf Párdányi .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Viktor Racsek .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Marci Ragályi .... camera operator / steadicam operator (unknown episodes)
Paul Swann .... camera and equipment support (unknown episodes)
Gabor Szucs .... grip trainee (unknown episodes)
Attila Tumbász .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
István Török .... dolly grip (unknown episodes)
György Vesztergombi .... focus puller (unknown episodes)
István Árvai .... hd assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jane Clive .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
Zsófia Federits .... costumes (unknown episodes)
Gábor Homonnay .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
Gyözö Macsuga .... costume p.a. (unknown episodes)
Szabina Meszárovits .... dresser (unknown episodes)
Gabor Szabo .... dresser (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Anya Dillon .... first assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Tamara Juristovszky .... assistant colorist (unknown episodes)
Noemi Mehrli .... second assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Anna Stalter .... assistant colorist (unknown episodes)
Adam Vándor .... colorist (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Paul Golding .... music scoring engineer (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Mihály Gál .... transportation captain (unknown episodes)
Dezso Pócsik .... driver (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Rudolf András .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Bori Bartucz .... di line producer (unknown episodes)
Csaba Benedek .... security consultant (unknown episodes)
Victoria Hair .... production coordinator: uk (unknown episodes)
Aniko Hegedus .... assistant to production accountant (unknown episodes)
Amy Horkay .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Adam Jurkovich .... technical supervisor (unknown episodes)
Krisztian Kertai .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Barnabas Kiraly .... location scout (unknown episodes)
Ágnes Kun .... pre-pre production accountant (unknown episodes)
Lili Makk .... script supervisor second unit (unknown episodes)
Emese Matuz .... assistant production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Merle Nygate .... script editor (unknown episodes)
János Papp .... health & safety advisor (unknown episodes)
Janos Prihoda .... immigration coordinator (unknown episodes)
Dora Simko .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Dean Sipling .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Richard Szabó .... security head (unknown episodes)
Szilvia Szöllösi .... office production assistant (unknown episodes)
Zoltán Virág .... DI workflow supervisor (unknown episodes)
Gábor Xantus .... medical coordinator (unknown episodes)

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185 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
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 »
Moist Von Lipwig:Has anyone ever told you, how beautiful you look, when considering violence?See more »
Movie Connections:
References To Have and Have Not (1944)See more »


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26 out of 31 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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