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  (in credits order)

Rachael Blake ... Christine
Tom Butcher ... Michael

Jumayn Hunter ... Rian
Ashley Chin ... Asad
Sonny Muslim ... Teddy

Jennie Jacques ... Beth
Corinne Douglas ... Charman
Kieran Dooner ... Oscar

Tom Kane ... Sebastian

Directed by
Paul Andrew Williams 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Andrew Williams 

Produced by
Rachel Dargavel .... line producer
Mark Foligno .... executive producer
Ken Marshall .... producer
M.J. McMahon .... associate producer
Deepak Sikka .... associate executive producer
Original Music by
Pablo Clements 
Aidan Lavelle 
Cinematography by
Carlos Catalan  (as Carlos Catalán)
Film Editing by
Tom Hemmings 
Production Design by
Alison Butler 
Art Direction by
Myk Newport 
Set Decoration by
Miri Katz 
Costume Design by
Marianne Agertoft 
Makeup Department
Hannah Edwards .... makeup supervisor
Cate Hall .... makeup designer
Anayanzi L'Eplattenier .... makeup daily
Production Management
Casey Herbert .... production manager
Katie Shahrokh .... post production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anna Griffin .... third assistant director
Simon Hedges .... first assistant director
Tracey Warren .... second assistant director
Art Department
Barry Gingell .... computer graphic designer
Steve Patterson .... carpenter
Sound Department
Howard Bevan .... boom operator
Adam Daniel .... sound re-recording mixer
Graham Daniel .... sound re-recording mixer
Robin Gerrard .... sound assistant
Ben Greaves .... production sound mixer
Gareth Rhys Jones .... foley artist
Andrea Kurpjel .... sound facility manager
Srdjan Kurpjel .... sound re-recording mixer
Srdjan Kurpjel .... supervising sound editor
Joe Price .... sound assistant
Tim Surrey .... boom operator
Danton Tanimura .... sound effects editor
Burak Topalakci .... sound re-recording mixer
Sacha Walker .... dialogue editor
Visual Effects by
Louis du Mont .... titles designer & animator
Jon Reidy .... titles producer
Lewis Saunders .... compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
David Agha-Rafei .... second assistant camera
Xavier Amoros .... focus puller
Warwick Drucker .... grip: dailies
Thomas English .... steadicam operator
Brian Fawcett .... director of photography: second unit
Angelika Padberg .... best boy
Chris Stones .... electrician
Barnaby Sweet .... gaffer
Oliver Upton .... still photographer
Casting Department
Tania Polentarutti .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Francesca Ackerson .... costume design assistant
Katarina Borosova .... costume supervisor
Natalie Egleton .... costume trainee
Editorial Department
Mike Andrews .... digital film technician
Simon J. Brooks .... assistant editor
Tim Drewett .... digital film technician
M.J. McMahon .... post-production consultant
Katy Piggott .... digital intermediate technician
Andy Richards .... supervising DI conform editor
Laurence Thripp .... on-line editor
Gemma Townsend .... digital intermediate technician
Maria Valente .... assistant editor (as Maria T. Valente)
Tim Waller .... senior colorist
Location Management
Al Mackay .... location manager (as Alastair Mackay)
Cath Palmer .... location assistant
Other crew
James Cotton .... production runner
Matt Gallagher .... clearances
Kerinne Jenkins .... assistant to producer and director
Neil Layton .... production assistant
Nick Leese .... marketing and publicity
Yuen-Wai Liu .... production coordinator
Debbie Lowe .... director assistant
Tom Ludlam .... production runner
Angela Mead .... production accountant
Helene Oosthuizen .... script supervisor
George Pank .... legal & business affairs
Gemma Pratt .... production runner: dailies
Amanda Pyne .... production finance: UK Film Council
Nathan Gathergood .... thanks

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32 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
An effective and disturbing house-invasion movie, 21 June 2010
Author: Red-Barracuda from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Cherry Tree Lane is an urban thriller about a couple whose home is invaded one night by a gang of youths who wish to harm their absent son. While they wait for the boy, they mete out some physical and psychological torture. Like all house-invasion movies this is a very disturbing film. It's not entirely dissimilar to notorious exploitation films such as House on the Edge of the Park (1980). Although, admittedly, the sexual violence in this thriller is committed off-screen unlike that earlier film's non-stop barrage of sexual assault. Nevertheless, Cherry Tree Lane is certainly in the same general ball-park, just toned down and with better acting performances.

All of the action is restricted to the interior of the house at the fateful address, generating considerable claustrophobia. The villains are typical London gansta youths - this is a house invasion movie for the hoody generation. It plays on middle-class fears of gangs of violent working-class youths. The young hoodlums seem to have come from a different world from their victims. They have no use for the contents that make up the unfortunate couple's home such as bottles of red wine or their DVD collection. This uneasy chemistry adds to the tension and adds a different undercurrent to proceedings. The film does stretch believability a little with the introduction of two teenage girls and a young schoolboy into the fray; they act as if this is a normal night out but it just seems inconceivable that they could be so blasé in this extreme situation. Nevertheless, the introduction of these characters does allow for the set-up in the final scene in the movie, in which things are left hanging on an unanswered question that leaves the viewer wondering if the horror of the night has in fact ended at all.

Overall this is not an easy film. It's intense and sometimes difficult to watch, and it truly offers no respite by the end. So Cherry Tree Lane is certainly not a film for everyone. But for those with a mind for something dark and troubling, it's a journey worth taking.

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