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Director:
Writers:
Paul Hyett (writer) &
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Release Date:
21 June 2013 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
The Seasoning House: where young girls are prostituted to the military. An orphaned deaf mute is enslaved to care for them. She moves between the walls and crawlspaces, showing the little kindnesses when she can. When fate brings the men that murdered her family and the reason she ended up in the whore house, a chain of events begins that will end her captivity, free the girls still alive in the house and grant her revenge on the soldiers that destroyed her life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Rosie Day ... Angel

David Lemberg ... Dimitri

Amanda Wass ... Arijana

Sean Cronin ... Branimar

Kevin Howarth ... Viktor

Tomi May ... Aleksander
Emma Britton ... Samira
Emily Tucker ... Nina
Katy Allen ... Tatjana
Thomas Worthington ... Vinko
Gina Abolins ... Jasmina

Dominique Provost-Chalkley ... Vanya

Anna Walton ... Violeta
Fabiano De Souza Ramos ... Dragan

Sean Pertwee ... Goran

Christopher Rithin ... Danijel
Rachel Waring ... Emilia
Laurence Saunders ... Stevan

Tommie Grabiec ... Ratko
Philip Anthony ... Dr. Andre

Alec Utgoff ... Josif

Ryan Oliva ... Ivan

Daniel Vivian ... Radovan
James Bartlett ... Marko

Jemma Powell ... Alexa

Adrian Bouchet ... Branko
Eddie Oswald ... Boiler Room Thug
Abigail Hamilton ... Marisa
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Natalie Ames ... Village Girl (uncredited)
Stuart Bailey ... Local Man (uncredited)
Charlie Bannocks ... Villager girl (uncredited)
Paul Blackwell ... Villager (uncredited)
Steven Borrie ... Villager (uncredited)
Carly Borrow ... Villager (uncredited)

Chris Cowlin ... Villager (uncredited)

Shaun Lucas ... Punter (uncredited)
Colin Oliver ... Soldier (uncredited)
Tiger Rudge ... Villager (uncredited)
Dan Shelton ... Balaclava Man (uncredited)
Niklaas van Poortvliet ... Client (uncredited)

Martin Webbe ... Villager (uncredited)
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Directed by
Paul Hyett 
 
Writing credits
Paul Hyett (writer) &
Conal Palmer (writer) and
Adrian Rigelsford (writer)

Helen Solomon (original idea)

Produced by
Lyndon Baldock .... executive producer
Patrick Fischer .... executive producer
Neil Jones .... executive producer
Dan Marbrook .... post producer: The Look
Claire Otway .... line producer
Ian Reed .... co-executive producer
Michael Riley .... producer
Sean Wheelan .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Paul E. Francis 
 
Cinematography by
Adam Etherington 
 
Film Editing by
Agnieszka Liggett 
 
Casting by
Manuel Puro 
 
Production Design by
Caroline Story 
 
Art Direction by
John-Paul Frazer 
 
Costume Design by
Raquel Azevedo 
 
Makeup Department
Elle Baird .... make-up and hair designer
Tilly Calder .... assistant makeup artist
Lynn Doron .... makeup artist
Robbie Drake .... prosthetic technician
 
Production Management
Eduardo Rodrigalvarez .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Adkin .... third assistant director
Magdalena Alcantara .... trainee assistant director
Jamie Catchpole Childs .... second unit director
James Cleave .... crowd assistant director
Christiaan Faberij de Jonge .... first assistant director
Prashant Roy .... third assistant director
Jan Zalar .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Annalisa Andriani .... head of department painter
Damien Creagh .... assistant construction manager
Georgia Fairman .... stand-by props
Jaeson Finn .... storyboard artist
David Greenwood .... specialist props
Jim Harris .... standby art director
Katie Ann MacGregor .... scenic artist (as Katie MacGregor)
John Moolenschot .... construction manager
George Morris .... property master
Bonnie Paddle .... painter
Anita Rajkumar .... painter
Lucie Red .... scenic artist
Lisa Rust .... painter
Luis San Martin .... assistant art director
Eoghan Synnott .... art department assistant (as Owen Synnott)
Paul Synnott .... art department assistant
 
Sound Department
Chris Alford .... foley artist
Mark Andrews .... second boom operator: dailies
James Hyde .... adr recordist
Julia Jones .... foley editor (as Julia Kausch)
Nathaniel Kastoryano .... boom operator
Markus Moll .... sound re-recording mixer
Markus Moll .... supervising sound editor
Milos Momcilovic .... boom operator
Richard Thomas .... sound mixer: dailies
Keith Tinman .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Clive Shaw .... armourer
Matthew Strange .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Håkan Blomdahl .... visual effects
Jason de Vyea .... visual effects supervisor
Elin Kothe .... matte painter (as Elin Lindahl)
Malin Leuchovius .... visual effects coordinator (as Malin Persson)
Linus Lindbalk .... visual effects
Martin Malmqvist .... digital compositor
Daniel Nielsen .... visual effects supervisor
Magnus Olsson .... visual effects
Daniel Reidler .... visual effects artist
Gustav Törnroth .... visual effects
Thomas Urbye .... supervising colourist: The Look
Jason Wallis .... colourist: The Look
 
Stunts
Rachel Bown-Williams .... fight coordinator: Rc-Annie
Ruth Cooper-Brown .... fight coordinator: Rc-Annie
James Adkin .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Carly Borrow .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Lyndall Grant .... fight double (uncredited)
Tiger Rudge .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nicholas Britt .... daily best boy electric
Matt Cardiff .... second assistant camera
Karl Clarke .... first assistant camera
Richard Harrowing .... electrician
James Layton .... camera operator: "b" camera and steadicam
Stefan Mitchell .... best boy
Dominik Palgan .... daily electrician
Cullum Ross .... rigging electrician
Josefine Thieme .... second assistant camera
Robert Viglasky .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Florence Chow .... costume supervisor
Rosemary Lack .... assistant costume designer
Mia Hope Radford .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Erline O'Donovan .... assembly editor
 
Transportation Department
George Morris .... action vehicle coordinator
 
Other crew
Magdalena Alcantara .... production assistant
Lola Dauda .... script supervisor
Katie Harlow .... script supervisor
Jack Knott .... production coordinator
Robyn MacKinnon .... production assistant
Matthew Mead .... production assistant
Eduardo Rodrigalvarez .... location manager
Karen Rodrigues .... assistant production co-ordinator
 
Thanks
Michael Hamilton .... thanks
 

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90 min
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Anachronisms: The movie takes place in 1996 yet the wad of money contains the redesigned 5 dollar bill which didn't come out to 2008.See more »

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45 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
It's bold but brilliant cinema..., 11 October 2012
Author: david-elliot1981-2 from United Kingdom

The Seasoning House is a raw, powerful and, frankly, brilliant film. I recommend it, but it's not a date movie.

Hyett has clearly learnt a lot from his time on other film sets. The Seasoning House is a carefully crafted and controlled film which, at times, almost goes too far, but somehow manages to pull itself back from the brink. The direction is excellent, with Hyett infusing the first two acts with a slow, dreamlike, almost ethereal, feel that may reflect either Angel's resignation to the life that she now tolerates or the state of perpetual drug-based anaesthesia that the girls are constantly under.

Rosie Day is an absolute revelation. She is incredible as Angel and, although she doesn't utter a single word, her face tells us everything and we are never lost as to what Angel is feeling. It's notable that this is also Day's feature film debut. As such, and based on her performance here, I would expect to see a lot more of her in the future

The rest of the cast do a superb job. Willem Dafoe-alike Kevin Howarth is outstanding and tackles the role of Viktor with real conviction and we are torn between hating him (deservedly so) and as the film goes on, rooting for him. Sean Pertwee, as militia leader Goran, has never been more menacing, while Dominique Provost-Chalkley gives a brave performance as Vanya, especially considering all that the role entails.

It's bold cinema, make no mistake, and not a film to be taken lightly. Hyett's film is an uncompromising, unflinching and brutal glimpse into a real-life world of suffering that we, living out our comfortable little lives, simply cannot fathom and subsequently ignore. Hyett should be commended on making this film as honestly as this one. It's a film that sticks with you long after the credits have stopped rolling.

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