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Weekend -- After meeting one lonely Friday night at a bar, Russell (Tom Cullen) and Glen (Chris New) find themselves caught up in a lost weekend full of sex, drugs, and startling emotional connection.
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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Release Date:
4 November 2011 (UK) See more »
A (sort of) love story between two guys over a cold weekend in October.
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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This is a love story. It is not cheesy. It is not fake. It is love, plain and simple. Let go of your prejudices and bias and watch the film. See more (66 total) »


  (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
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
Martin Arrowsmith .... thanks
Andrew Dearnley .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
97 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

The "erections" and "semen" used in the graphic sex scenes are actually just carrots and liquid soap.See more »
Continuity: When Russell is anxiously waiting for Glen to arrive at the train station, the train announcements in the background indicate that the time is around 6.30pm, however in the next scene when both characters have gone through the barrier onto the platform, the background train announcements indicate the time time is now around 5pm.See more »
Glen:Well, you know what it's like when you first sleep with someone you don't know?
Glen:It's... you, like, become this blank canvas and it gives you an opportunity to project onto that canvas who you want to be. That's what's interesting because everybody does that.
Russell:So do you think that I did it?
Glen:Course you did. Well, what happens is while you're projecting who you want to be... this gap opens up between who you want to be and who you really are. And in that gap, it shows you what's stopping you becoming who you want to be.
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Movie Connections:
References A Room with a View (1985)See more »
Lost in MusicSee more »


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73 out of 83 people found the following review useful.
This is a love story. It is not cheesy. It is not fake. It is love, plain and simple. Let go of your prejudices and bias and watch the film., 7 November 2011
Author: c-chesley from United States

The IMDb summary of the film does it no justice whatsoever. This piece of art depicted the most genuine and sincere definition of love in any motion picture that I have seen. Besides the fact that the script was well-written, the actors carried the story to fruition in their slightest of gestures, glances, and articulations. You really fall in love with Glen and Russell and want them to be with each other. There are parts where you'll laugh, parts where you might tear up, and parts where you might wonder if you've ever felt what these characters feel for each other. There are some wonderful scenes cinematically as well. The ending is satisfying and resonant of real life, which is a nice change of pace when compared to other love stories. This is the movie that you should see, and I hope you will.

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