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Director:
Writers:
Niall MacCormick (adapted for television by)
Christopher Reid (written by)
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Release Date:
8 October 2010 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A London publisher recounts a lunchtime reunion with a former lover, in poetic monologue. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(35 articles)
User Reviews:
An Erotic Lunch See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Alan Rickman ... He

Emma Thompson ... She
Andi Soric ... Waiter

Siubhan Harrison ... Waitress

Joseph Long ... Massimo

Georgina Sutcliffe ... Young She
Christopher Grimes ... Young He

Jamie Baughan ... Noisy Boy
Orlando Brooke ... Noisy Boy
David Hayler ... Noisy Boy

Simon Killick ... Noisy Boy
Oscar Ward ... Noisy Boy
James Richard Marshall ... Debauched Publishing Type
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Christian Wolf-La'Moy ... Advertising guy talking with Massimo (uncredited)

Directed by
Niall MacCormick 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Niall MacCormick  adapted for television by
Christopher Reid  written by

Produced by
Sarah Brown .... executive producer
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: Masterpiece
Yvonne Isimeme Ibazebo .... line producer
Pier Wilkie .... producer
Greg Wise .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Jan Jonaeus (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Christopher Barwell  (as Chris Barwell)
 
Casting by
Julia Crampsie 
 
Production Design by
Simon Beresford 
 
Art Direction by
Andrew Rothschild 
 
Set Decoration by
Tina Jones 
 
Costume Design by
Claire Anderson 
 
Makeup Department
Agnes Legere .... hair trainee (as Agnes Hayward-Legere)
Agnes Legere .... makeup trainee (as Agnes Hayward-Legere)
Nicola Matthews .... hair stylist
Nicola Matthews .... makeup artist
Jan Sewell .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Bobby Prince .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ben Harrison .... second assistant director
Kiaran Murray-Smith .... first assistant director
Ben Rogers .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
David Chisholm .... stand-by props
Jonathan Downing .... dressing props
Lizzie Kilham .... standby art director
Kieron Mcnamara .... stand-by props (as Kieron McNamara)
Olivia Portman .... petty cash buyer
Jo Sansom .... assistant art director (as Johanna Sansom)
Jennifer Scheer .... assistant art director
Becki Woodhams .... art department assistant
 
Sound Department
Cristina Aragon .... dialogue editor
Simon Farmer .... sound recordist
Eilam Hoffman .... additional sound effects
Gareth Rhys Jones .... foley artist (as Gareth Jones)
Serkan Koseoglu .... foley recordist (as Serkan Koseogly)
Andrea Kurpjel .... sound facility manager
Srdjan Kurpjel .... sound re-recording mixer
Shaun Mills .... sound maintenance
Milos Stojanovic .... foley editor
Danton Tanimura .... sound effects editor
Sacha Walker .... sound designer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Allen .... gaffer
Tony Allen .... genny operator
Alex Bender .... camera trainee
Nick Briggs .... still photographer
Mike Farr .... electrician
Ben Fordesman .... best boy
Chris Georgas .... best boy: additional shooting crew
Allan Hughes .... grip
David Mills .... camera trainee
Kim Seber .... focus puller
Darren Vincent .... clapper loader
 
Casting Department
Rachelle Warren .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Louise Cassettari .... costume assistant
Faith Thomas .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Adam Eddy .... on-line editor
Danielle Palmer .... assistant editor
Rob Pizzey .... colorist
 
Music Department
Srdjan Kurpjel .... composer: theme music
 
Transportation Department
James Cotton .... unit driver
Ian Yea .... facilities driver
 
Other crew
Brashna Agha .... floor runner
Ruth Atkinson .... script supervisor
Naomi Friend .... production assistant
Martin Goodman .... development consultant
Lisa Heathcote .... home economist
Joel Holmes .... location manager
Charlotte Inett .... publicist
Matthew Lawson .... assistant accountant
Tim Leith .... picture campaign manager
Natalie Maloy .... floor runner
Sophie O'Connor .... assistant home economist
Annie Pollard .... talent rights executive
Holly Pullinger .... production coordinator
Gordon Ronald .... production consultant
Peter Anderson Studio .... title designer
David Thomas .... logic operator
Denis Wray .... production accountant
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
50 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Movie Connections:
Featured in The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards (2012) (TV)See more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
An Erotic Lunch, 14 October 2012
Author: miss_lady_ice-853-608700 from United Kingdom

Alan Rickman plays a jaded publisher meeting a past flame (Emma Thompson) at an old haunt, now impersonally renovated. The publisher has a one-track mind and views her every move as erotic.

This is a dramatised narrative poem. I'm sceptical about modern poetry but this one's quite good. It may be familiar ground but a lot of the phrases are actually quite good: consciously poetic but a concise description. Fans of Alan Rickman might find it hard to control himself as his character is aroused by everything: a squeezed hand, a glass of wine meeting his lips, a comely waitress, even a pepper shaker. The story is told through his perspective, much of it as voice-over. The switch between voice-over and dialogue really works, creating tension and drama in what is a fairly undramatic scene. It's like a short play.

Both Rickman and Thompson speak the blank verse (with the occasional rhyme) very naturally. Their characters are intellectual people and the talk comes naturally to them, particularly Rickman's emotionally/creatively/sexually frustrated character.

It's only 50 minutes so it's worth a watch. It would have been nice if it were part of a series of poems.

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