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24 October 2008 (UK) See more »
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A successful city trader suddenly loses everything he truly cares about. Seeking comfort in isolation on a remote island, his life is turned upside down by the arrival of a little girl. | Add synopsis »
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In defence of The Phantom Menace
 (From Den of Geek. 31 August 2010, 11:23 AM, PDT)

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Charming tale of lost and found See more (2 total) »


  (in credits order)

James Nesbitt ... Peter

Natascha McElhone ... Lou

Gary Lewis ... Howie

Lil Woods ... Charlotte (as Lillian Woods)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tom Bennett ... Jake
Philip Bird ... Freddie
Ken Bradshaw ... Policeman
Matthew Cottle ... Policeman
Simon Fairnington ... Jake's Colleague
Charlotte Green ... The Shipping Forecast
Romy Irving ... Lisa

Rosanna Lavelle ... Sylvie
Toby Longworth ... Radio News Report
Peggy Nesbitt ... Rachel
Iain Stuart Robertson ... Cyril
Maarten Stevenson ... Cyril Junior

Directed by
Mark Aldridge 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mark Aldridge  writer

Produced by
Mary Aldridge .... producer
Cindy Irving .... line producer
Original Music by
Mike Moran 
Cinematography by
Steve Weiser 
Film Editing by
Nick Arthurs 
Casting by
Pippa Hall 
Production Design by
Kate Guyan 
Art Direction by
Cathy Featherstone 
Production Management
Duncan Muggoch .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Olly Robinson .... first assistant director
Art Department
Paul Lambie .... set dresser
Sound Department
Oliver Astles-Jones .... sound recordist
Emma Pegram .... adr mixer
Will Whale .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Garth Sewell .... key grip
Editorial Department
Anuree De Silva .... editor
Music Department
Liz Schrek .... music production coordinator
Adam Vanryne .... music producer
Graham Walker .... music producer
Other crew
Christos Michaels .... legal services
Natalie Sloan .... script supervisor
Andrew Vanneck .... floor runner

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Additional Details

83 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

In interview, James Nesbitt said the role of Peter was one he had waited his whole professional life to play. The particular challenge was the lack of dialogue and the need to develop the character without words.See more »


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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Charming tale of lost and found, 21 June 2010
Author: jegpad from United Kingdom

I was swept away by this short story about a grief stricken father who renews his faith in life through a chance encounter with an orphan.

The opening scenes and score whisked me away to an isolated beautiful island, the choice of escape for a rich financier destroyed by loss. His work as a lighthouse keeper provides a wonderful setting, poignantly connected to the way he lost his family.

James Nesbitt is challenged by the role and delivers one of this best performances.

The unexpected arrival of an ethereal young girl with magical skills and a joie de vivre brings a conflict for Nesbitt, between his peaceful solitary existence and the benefits of childish company. I found myself at times wondering whether or not this child is a figment of his imagination.

Charming little film about tragedy and hope.

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