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Weekend -- After meeting at a nightclub on a Friday night, the unexpected 48 hours spent between Russell (Tom Cullen) and Glen (Chris New) will resonate throughout their lives.

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Director:
Writer:
Andrew Haigh (written by)
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Release Date:
4 November 2011 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A (sort of) love story between two guys over a cold weekend in October.
Plot:
After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
21 wins & 15 nominations See more »
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(285 articles)
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 (From Variety - Film News. 13 August 2014, 10:00 AM, PDT)

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User Reviews:
The rare film about falling in love that gets to the heart of the matter See more (63 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Tom Cullen ... Russell

Chris New ... Glen
Jonathan Race ... Jamie
Laura Freeman ... Jill
Loreto Murray ... Cathy (as Loretto Murray)
Jonathan Wright ... Johnny
Sarah Churm ... Helen

Vauxhall Jermaine ... Damien
Joe Doherty ... Justin
Kieran Hardcastle ... Sam
Mark Devenport ... Straight Man in Bar (as Mark Davenport)
Steve Blackman ... Straight Man in Bar
Julius Metson Scott ... Paul
Martin Arrowsmith ... Martin
Caroline Woolley ... House Party Girl 1
Caroline Cawley ... House Party Girl 2

Directed by
Andrew Haigh 
 
Writing credits
Andrew Haigh (written by)

Produced by
Suzanne Alizart .... executive producer
Rachel Dargavel .... line producer
Tristan Goligher .... producer
Claire Mundell .... co-producer
Anna Seifert-Speck .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
James Edward Barker (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Urszula Pontikos (director of photography) (as Ula Pontikos)
 
Film Editing by
Andrew Haigh 
 
Casting by
Kahleen Crawford 
 
Production Design by
Sarah Finlay 
 
Makeup Department
Jo Way .... makeup artist: daily
 
Production Management
Michelle Burt .... post-production manager
Yuen-Wai Liu .... production manager
Robert Newlove .... post-production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alex Mercer .... first assistant director: daily
 
Art Department
Sam Ashby .... artwork
Lorna Dunn .... stand-by art director
Liam O'Keefe .... art department assistant: daily
Andrew Oakes .... graphics
 
Sound Department
Tim Barker .... sound
Grant Bridgeman .... sound effects editor
Steve Cookman .... dubbing mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Agha-Rafei .... first assistant camera
Xavier Amoros .... first assistant camera: daliy
Aislinn Clifford .... second assistant camera: daily
Ed Cooper .... second assistant camera
Jeremy Fusco .... first assistant camera: daily
Jon O'Neill .... second assistant camera: daily
Angelika Padberg .... gaffer
Barry Squires .... first assistant camera: daily
Jenni Suitiala .... electrician: daily
Rob Wheeldon .... electrician: daily
 
Casting Department
Caroline Stewart .... casting associate
 
Editorial Department
Jay Coquillon .... digital intermediate producer
Tom Cushing .... post-production coordinator
Pat Wintersgill .... colorist
Pat Wintersgill .... on-line editor
Yichen Wu .... assistant editor
 
Transportation Department
Omar Alvarez .... driver: daily
Owen Arnold .... runner driver: daily
David Key .... runner driver: daily
Ben Mealing .... runner driver: daily
 
Other crew
Rebecca Barker-McLean .... floor runner
Mickey Cottrell .... publicist
Mark Durkin .... head of finance: EM Media
Vincent Gadelle .... financial controller: The Bureau
Emma Hewitt .... public relations and marketing executive: EM Media
Dan Hodgett .... location manager
Emily Lappin .... head of communications: EM Media
Emily Morgan .... production coordinator
Judit Stalter .... intern: The Bureau
Matthew Whitney .... location manager
James Williams .... production runner
 
Thanks
Martin Arrowsmith .... thanks
Andrew Dearnley .... special thanks
 

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97 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »

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Trivia:
Weekend was shot entirely on location in Nottingham, UK.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Russell asks Glen what time his train is later that day, Glen informs him it is around 4.30pm. Later on when Russell is in the train station's main room waiting for Glen to appear, an announcement is heard in the background clearly indicating that one of the next trains to depart the station is the 18:37pm for Birmingham New Street.See more »
Quotes:
Glen:Do you ever think about finding your parents?
Russell:No, not really.
Glen:Why not?
Russell:I don't really see the point. You know, I don't think it would change anything.
Glen:Why don't I pretend to be your dad and you can come out to me?
Russell:[laughs] That is SO weird.
Glen:Just ignore the fact we just had sex.
Russell:I don't think I can. Guess I'll try. Ok.
[looks Glen in the eye]
Russell:Dad? I got something I need to tell you.
[...]
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Movie Connections:
References A Room with a View (1985)See more »
Soundtrack:
TC and HoneybearSee more »

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65 out of 72 people found the following review useful.
The rare film about falling in love that gets to the heart of the matter, 31 October 2011
Author: Boris_Day from London, UK

There are countless films about people falling in love, but when you see Weekend you realise just how rare films are that make a sincere attempt to catch what it really is like to fall for someone, without sentimentality, forced cuteness or cheap emotional manipulation. This is the rare love story that has real emotional truth about it. The fact that it is about two men who fall for each other is almost secondary to the way the film catches the universality of what it is like to fall in love. Weekend is not about exceptional people, just about two average, if smart and likable men, tentatively getting close to each other and it catches lightning in a bottle.

This is not to play down the importance of Weekend as a gay film. Gay issues are touched upon and some good political points are made about gay men in todays society, but it's never in a didactic way. Nothing here feels forced, there is a naturalness about the acting and dialogue, real chemistry between the two leads and a sense of lightness about the filmmaking that yet never feels trivial. Weekend catches the little moments of life beautifully and it finds beauty in the everyday.

The acting here is simply amazing from both leads but Tom Cullen as the more quiet, introverted Russell has a touching vulnerability about him and gives what I would regard as the best performance of the year by a male actor. It's all there in tiny details, there is never a moment when you don't utterly believe what goes on in his heart, it's all there in his eyes and the most subtle shifts of expression. No doubt this performance will be overlooked in favour of more histrionic turns this year, but this is what truly great screen acting is about. I think I fell a little bit in love with him myself.

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