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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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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 »
NewsDesk:
(285 articles)
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User Reviews:
Perfect chemistry 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:
The "erections" and "semen" used in the graphic sex scenes are actually just carrots and liquid soap.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:Look. Straight people like us as long as we conform, we behave by their little rules. Imagine your friends if you suddenly started getting all, but really, political about being a fag, or you got suddenly, like, camp and swishy or talked about rimming all the time.
Russell:[interrupting] But that's not what I'm like, is it? That's not who I am.
Glen:Well, just trust me: They like it as long as we don't shove it down their throats.
Russell:Okay, well, why should I just shove it down their throats?
Glen:Because they shove it down our throats all the time: Being straight. Straight story lines on television, everywhere - in books, on billboards, magazines, everywhere. But, ah, the gays, the gays -
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Soundtrack:
We Got That BeatSee more »

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20 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Perfect chemistry, 1 January 2012
Author: Benedict_Cumberbatch from Los Angeles, CA

I watched this film after a friend highly recommended it. The gay film festivals and critics' awards and nominations it's been getting are much deserved.

Russell (Tom Cullen), a young gay man in Nottingham, UK, picks up Glen (Chris New) at a nightclub. They have a one-night stand but realize they share much more than animal attraction. They spend a weekend together trying to figure out whether or not they can turn this into something "concrete".

"Weekend" is part of the 'brief encounter' subgenre I am a big fan of. It's a 'talkie' for excellence; if you love films like "Lost In Translation", "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset", you'll probably be smitten by this as well. A naturalistic approach to filmmaking - especially to such a dialogue-driven narrative like this - is very hard to pull off; but writer/director/editor Andrew Haigh knows how to create sparks. Special kudos go to the excellent protagonists, Tom Cullen and Chris New, whose on-screen chemistry is palpable, moving, and simply a pleasure to watch. This is a weekend you shouldn't sleep through.

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