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Submarine -- 15-year-old Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts) has two objectives: lose his virginity before his next birthday, and smother the flame between his mother and an ex-lover.
Submarine -- 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.
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A comedy that doesn't let principles stand in the way of progress.
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 »
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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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
Matthew Ireland .... set dresser
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
Ray De-Haan .... stunt coordinator (as Ray De Haan)
Claire Hay .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Lee Bagley .... camera tracking vehicle driver
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
Chris Besseling .... uk senior marketing manager for Studiocanal
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
Kristy Luxford .... head of servicing: Optimum Releasing (as Kristy Thomason)
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
Jane Trower .... first assistant accountant
Victoria Wheel .... production secretary
Alex Williams .... runner
Eva Yates .... assistant: Tessa Ross (uncredited)
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
97 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Each of the main characters has a colour which can be seen in their clothes and possessions. Oliver is blue, Jordana is red, Jill is yellow, Lloyd is brown and Graham is black. As Oliver gets to know Jordana more and more red sneaks into his palette.See more »
Continuity: Towards the end of the film, when Jordana sits next to her new boyfriend while talking to Oliver, she puts her hair back behind her ears. In the very next shot, her hair is back in front of her ears.See more »
Oliver Tate:Well, you know, I thought it would be nice to get some mutual interests... now that we've had sex... other than spitting and setting things on fire.See more »
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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Fresh, funny and twisted turns to this quirky coming-of-age tale, 24 July 2011
Author: napierslogs from Ontario, Canada

"Submarine" is Welsh. It opens, at least in North America it does, with a letter from its protagonist (Oliver) to Americans; educating us that Wales is a country located next to England. Although thankful that America has not yet invaded his country, Oliver informs us that this is an important film which we should treat with the utmost respect.

Don't worry, it's okay to laugh; you're supposed to. This is a teen coming-of-age comedy. Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts) is like a young, Welsh hero of a Wes Anderson film. Gangly and awkward he struggles with popularity in school, but when he imagines his own funeral, the entire country mourns. He bullies one girl to try and impress another but then writes a long letter not so much repenting his guilt but teaching her how to be cool. The dialogue, like Oliver, is precocious but hilarious with a surprisingly fresh feel considering how tired the genre has become.

Oliver tries to win the girl and become the best boyfriend in the world, and he also has to be the best son in the world to save his parents' marriage. In both adventures, he uses psychology books (usually found in routine searches of his parents' bedroom) to ensure his actions accurately reflect his intentions. If you can guess how his plans may go awry, then you are the right audience for this very funny film.

His father, Lloyd (Noah Taylor) is a depressed marine biologist, while his mother Jill (Sally Hawkins) is inappropriately attracted to their neighbour, an old boyfriend of hers. He's a mystic, theatrical performer, and Oliver and Lloyd are the only ones that see it for the nonsense that it is. Lloyd is like a grown-up, Welsh hero of a Wes Anderson film and I loved how they included the father of the protagonist as a main character and showed that although he was more mature, still not any more in tune with the ways of the world around him.

It has some slightly dark twists, but "Submarine" succeeds because it never lets up the humour or the quirky tone. Funny? Yes. Important? No, but I certainly get the joke.

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