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Submarine -- A comedy which follows a 15-year-old boy with two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to stop his mother from leaving his father for her dance teacher.

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Richard Ayoade (written by)
Joe Dunthorne (novel)
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Release Date:
18 March 2011 (Ireland) See more »
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Tagline:
A comedy that doesn't let principles stand in the way of progress.
Plot:
15-year-old Oliver Tate has two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to extinguish the flame between his mother and an ex-lover who has resurfaced in her life. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 13 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Ayoade makes one of the finest debuts in years. See more (83 total) »

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Directed by
Richard Ayoade 
 
Writing credits
Richard Ayoade (written by)

Joe Dunthorne (novel)

Produced by
Mary Burke .... producer
Pauline Burt .... executive producer
Peter Carlton .... executive producer
Will Clarke .... executive producer
Stuart Cornfeld .... executive producer
Rebecca Davies .... associate producer: Welsh
Ally Gipps .... associate producer
Mark Herbert .... producer
Paul Higgins .... executive producer
Linda James .... executive producer
Jeremy Kramer .... executive producer
Cass Marks .... line producer
Tessa Ross .... executive producer
Andy Stebbing .... producer
Ben Stiller .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Andrew Hewitt 
 
Cinematography by
Erik Wilson (director of photography) (as Erik Alexander Wilson)
 
Film Editing by
Chris Dickens 
Nick Fenton 
 
Casting by
Karen Lindsay-Stewart  (as Karen Lindsay Stewart)
 
Production Design by
Gary Williamson 
 
Art Direction by
Sarah Pasquali 
 
Set Decoration by
Cathy Cosgrove 
 
Costume Design by
Charlotte Walter 
 
Makeup Department
Paul Edmonds .... hair stylist: Sally Hawkins and Yasmin Paige
Jennifer Harty .... makeup artist
Tara McDonald .... hair designer
Tara McDonald .... makeup designer
John Munro .... makeup artist
Corinne Bossu .... makeup artist: dailies (uncredited)
Mary Cooke .... makeup artist: dailies (uncredited)
Jessica Seen .... makeup artist: dailies (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Gisela Evert .... post-production supervisor
Tracey Josephs .... head of production: Film4
Fiona Lamptey .... production manager: Film4
Fiona Morham .... head of production: UK Film Council
Barry Ryan .... head of production: Warp Films
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alex Bowman .... trainee assistant director
Paul Cathie .... second assistant director
Dom Channing-Williams .... third assistant director
Joe Geary .... first assistant director
Ian Hughes .... third assistant director (as Ian 'Pebbles' Hughes)
Sarah Thomas .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Philip A. Brown .... art department assistant: draughtsman
Ian Cooper .... prop hand
Peter Hallam .... property master
Sophie Hervieu .... stand-by art director
Kim Miles .... prop hand
Ren&Ink .... scenic artist
Chris Rosser .... assistant art designer
Andy Smith .... construction manager
Nic Stubbings .... dressing prophand
Stuart Headley-Read .... standby propman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Martin Beresford .... sound mixer
Oliver Brierley .... adr mixer
James Feltham .... sound effects editor
James Feltham .... sound re-recording mixer
Alex Fielding .... assistant sound re-recording mixer (as Alexander Fielding)
Nigel Heath .... sound re-recording mixer
Lee Herrick .... adr editor
Lee James .... sound maintenance
Ben Norrington .... dialogue editor
Keith Partridge .... foley editor
Andy Sowerby .... sound trainee
Adam Armitage .... additional sound effects editor (uncredited)
Stuart Bagshaw .... foley editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Daniel Bentley .... special effects technician: Real SFX
Danny Hargreaves .... special effects supervisor: Real SFX
Gareth Jolly .... special effects technician: Real SFX
Declan O'Donnell .... special effects technician: Real SFX
 
Visual Effects by
Magdalena Berglind .... visual effects coordinator: Framestore (as Magdalena Przezdziecka)
Oliver Bersey .... visual effects artist: Framestore
James Long .... visual effects data operator: Framestore
Alix Ludlam .... visual effects artist: Framestore
Savneet Nagi .... lead visual effects artist: Framestore
Darran Nicholson .... visual effects artist: Framestore
Paul O'Brien .... lead visual effects artist: Framestore
Simon Whalley .... executive visual effects producer
Will Yarrow .... visual effects artist: Framestore
 
Stunts
Ray De-Haan .... stunt coordinator (as Ray De Haan)
Claire Hay .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Luke Chidgey .... video playback trainee
Jon Garwes .... focus puller (as Jonathan Garwes)
Andy Lowe .... gaffer
Sarah Mahoney .... camera trainee
Bashart Malik .... second clapper loader
Lee Martin .... rigging gaffer
Richard Philpott .... second camera operator
Iwan Prys Reynolds .... focus puller
Dean Rogers .... still photographer
Shirley Schumacher .... second camera assistant
Trevor Speed .... clapper loader
Del Strachan .... grip
John Davis .... clapper loader: dailies (uncredited)
Matt King .... generator operator (uncredited)
Richard Swingle .... clapper loader: dailies (uncredited)
Matt Wilson .... additional electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Emma Stafford .... casting director: northern
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carly Adey .... costume trainee
Dan Summerville .... costume assistant (as Dan Sommerville)
Hannah Walter .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Simon Bance .... digital intermediate recording manager
Tonia Cohen .... negative checker: Capello
Michele De Benedetti .... digital intermediate film scanning manager
Julie Harding .... digital intermediate producer
Myfanwy Harris .... digital intermediate producer
Adam Inglis .... colorist
Rob May .... on-line editor
Mark Neale .... first assistant editor
Jack Rhys Phillips .... assistant colorist
Tony Ray .... digital intermediate executive
Paul J. Wright .... digital intermediate supervisor
Jules Zabbar .... post-production coordinator
Katie Bullock-Webster .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Sean Higgins .... digital intermediate assistant (uncredited)
Rahat Kulshreshtha .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
James Bellamy .... music editor
Phil Canning .... music supervisor
The Composers Ensemble .... musicians: orchestra
Jake Jackson .... score engineer & mixer
Chris Lewis .... composer assistant
Alex Turner .... musician
Alex Turner .... songs by
Mary Wiegold .... musician contractor
Mikael Carlsson .... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Tony Cosh .... facilities manager: Andy Dixon Facilities
Janine H. Jones .... driver (as Janine Jones)
Phoebe Vale Markham .... driver (as Phoebe Markham)
Mark Murray .... driver: location minibus, Heritage Mini Bus
Iolo Rhisiart .... driver
Alex Williams .... driver
 
Other crew
Darren Agnew .... title designer: Framestore
Emily Anderton .... production executive: UK Film Council
Geraldine Atlee .... senior business affairs executive: UK Film Council
Bethan Bannister .... investment executive: Wales Creative IP Fund
Craig Barwick .... production accountant
Natalie Bass .... additional legal work: Warp Films, Lee & Thompson
Rachel Beardsley .... fund coordinator: Wales Creative IP Fund
Mary Brehony .... legal services: Film Agency Wales, Brehon & Co
Laurence Brown .... legal services: Warp Films
Kathleen Butler .... head of development: Film4
Neil Calder .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Chris Collins .... senior production executive: UK Film Council
J.B. Cosh .... caterer: Abadia Catering (as JB Cosh)
Bethan Cousins .... fund manager: Wales Creative IP Fund
Leonard Crooks .... head of New Cinema Fund: UK Film Council
Kate Crowther .... production executive: Film Agency Wales
Paul Dray .... lab contact: Deluxe London
Illtud Llyr Dunsford .... liaison: Wales Screen Commission
Joe Dunthorne .... script consultant
Sam Dwyer .... archive researcher
Sam Dwyer .... archive researcher: Stalkr
Zoe Flower .... unit publicist: EM-Foundation
Berenice Fugard .... head of acquisitions: Optimum Releasing
Neil Gillard .... legal advisor: Coutts & Co, Reed Smith
Owain Gillard .... liaison: film commission
Gwen Gorst .... production runner
Robin Gutch .... managing director: Warp Films
Ruth Hodgson .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Steve Joberns .... auditor: Shippleys
Gareth Jones .... post-production accountant
Janine H. Jones .... runner (as Janine Jones)
Jason Keatley .... assistant location manager
Sharon Lock .... title designer: Framestore
Louise Long .... legal and business affairs: Film4
Phoebe Vale Markham .... runner (as Phoebe Markham)
Lisa Marsden .... insurance agent: Media Insurance Brokers
Alex Marshall .... head of business affairs: Warp Films
Alex Marshall .... head of business and legal affairs
Matt McNally .... electronic press kit
Alison Meese .... acquisitions manager: Optimum Releasing
Christos Michaels .... legal services: Wales Creative IP Fund, Lee & Thompson
Stephen Murphy .... head of legal: Optimum Releasing
Adam Partridge .... talent development services: Film Agency Wales
Danny Perkins .... c.e.o.: Optimum Releasing
Rebecca Pick .... legal services: Wales Creative IP Fund, Lee & Thompson
Keith Potter .... head of talent: Film Agency Wales
Amanda Pyne .... production finance: UK Film Council
Iolo Rhisiart .... runner
Iwan Roberts .... location manager
Carole Salisbury .... script supervisor
Niall Shamma .... head of finance: Warp Films
Hannah Simpson .... production coordinator
Penny Skuse .... liaison: Wales Screen Commission
Sue Bruce Smith .... head of commercial development: Film4 (as Sue Bruce-Smith)
Hugh Spearing .... head of marketing: Optimum Releasing
Stalkr .... archive research
Emma Stevens .... dialect coach
Kristy Thomason .... head of servicing: Optimum Releasing
Jane Trower .... first assistant accountant
Victoria Wheel .... production secretary
Alex Williams .... runner
Eva Yates .... assistant: Tessa Ross (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Dagny Ayoade .... special thanks
Layide Ayoade .... in loving memory
Lydia Ayoade .... special thanks
Michael Cera .... special thanks
Caroline Chignell .... special thanks
Eric D'Souza .... special thanks
Amina Dasmal .... special thanks
Anne Henry .... thanks (as Anne Smith)
Jen Kenwood .... special thanks
Avi Korine .... special thanks
Harmony Korine .... special thanks
Shane Meadows .... special thanks
Stephen Merchant .... special thanks
Christopher Morris .... special thanks (as Chris Morris)
Claire Nightingale .... special thanks
Chris O'Dowd .... special thanks
Simon Prosser .... special thanks
Faisal A. Qureshi .... special thanks
Philip Raskind .... special thanks (as Phillip Raskind)
Laura Tunstall .... special thanks
Jo Unwin .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for language and some sexual content
Runtime:
97 min
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Certification:
Canada:14A | Canada:G (Quebec) | Germany:12 | Ireland:15A | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R
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Trivia:
Cameo: [Sarah Pasquali]The Art Director appears as 'woman who looks nothing like Jordana'.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The pencil drawing of Oliver's mom initially appears with a single half way fold when she looked at it. When Oliver found it, it was folded twice. But on close up of the drawing, the folds have completely disappeared.See more »
Quotes:
Lloyd Tate:Listen, look, i know you think I'm very boring, you know... but once i ripped my vest off in front of a woman, and err... it was very effective actually. It produced a very atavistic response.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2011/I) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
It's Hard To Get AroundSee more »

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80 out of 94 people found the following review useful.
Ayoade makes one of the finest debuts in years., 19 February 2011
Author: dsjackson90 from United Kingdom

There's nothing better than walking into a screen to see the debut film by a writer and director – one that you have only heard very little about – and walking away 90 minutes later feeling more moved, entertained and uplifted by a movie than you have been in years.

Perhaps cinema-goers in the mid 1990s had this experience upon seeing Wes Anderson's first film Bottle Rocket. And maybe even those who witnessed Spike Jonze's big screen debut, Being John Malkovich, only a few years later will understand it too. However, for those of you who, like me, were too young to witness the birth of these auteurs of independent cinema then you don't have to worry, because Richard Ayoade's film Submarine is almost as good as both of them put together.

It tells the story of Oliver Tate who is caught at the junction between childhood and adulthood as he struggles with his first feelings of love, desire, heartbreak and must choose what path he wishes to take that'll define who he is for the rest of his life.

Sure, it may sound somewhat similar to all the coming-of-age stories that have hit the cinema recently, but what makes Submarine so special is Richard Ayoade's ability to capture the essence of growing up; the joy, the optimism and the tenderness alongside all the angst, confusion and depression too. I defy anyone to not see themselves plastered up on that silver screen in the film's opening as Oliver fantasises about the adoration and attention he'd receive if he died.

The ups and downs of this British comedy are mainly due to Ayoade's wonderful screenplay and direction that are touching yet never slip into sentimentality - he often playfully pokes fun at it in many cases – but what also deserves credit are the poignant score by Arctic Monkey's singer Alex Turner, the cinematography that effortlessly shifts between comic framing and beautiful imagery and the note-perfect performances by the entire cast.

Craig Roberts plays Oliver Tate in a star-making performance that will surely see him become one of Britain's finest young actors in the next few years. His character is a complex, multifaceted one yet he is able to make it wholly believable. Similarly outstanding is Yasmin Page as his love interest Jordana. It's essential to the story that she is a mystery to Oliver for much of Submarine's opening half, only revealing the reasons why she is so rebellious, unromantic and mischievous in the final act, and Page brilliantly portrays this with a careful mix of enigma, seductiveness and humanity.

What also excels Ayoade's film from being just another British coming of age story is the stylishness of his direction. Presented in the fashion of a French New Wave film like Jules Et Jim or A Bout De Soufflé he gives Submarine an aurora of quirkiness and creativity that you rarely find in British cinema. The "kitchen sink" is gone and has been replaced by jump cuts, inventive sound design and a somewhat disjointedness.

This style, moreover, helps to complement the personality of our aforementioned protagonist who sees the world in a unique way to everyone else.

So what lies in the future for British cinema? Some could argue that it's the big dramas like The King's Speech, others could argue that it's the low budget affairs like Monsters and many will say that it's spectacles like Harry Potter. However, on the evidence that Richard Ayoade presents here, Submarine might just be a glimpse of the great things to come.

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