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The sudden reappearance of his best friend Toni, after ten years absence, causes Chris to remember his past, to question some of his lifestyle decisions and to re-evaluate his life and... See more »

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Chris
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Marion
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Toni
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Annick
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The Retired Commuter
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Henri
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Joanna
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Dave
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Mickey
Boris Terral ...
Jacques
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Punk Girl
Bill Thomas ...
Middle-Aged Commuter
Bethan Fairbairn ...
Amy
Daisy Fairbairn ...
Amy
Del Bartle ...
One of The Subverts
Gareth Batson ...
One of The Subverts
Danny De Matos ...
One of The Subverts
Brad Waissman ...
One of The Subverts
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kerry Burton ...
Secretary (uncredited)
Mark Chapman ...
Tennis player (uncredited)
Brian Protheroe ...
Woody (uncredited)
Clare Wilkie ...
Girl at School Dance (uncredited)

Directed by

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Philip Saville

Written by

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Julian Barnes ... (novel)
 
Adrian Hodges ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Andrew Bendel ... producer
Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre ... co-producer
Martine de Clermont-Tonnerre ... executive producer: France
François-Xavier Decraene ... line producer: France
John Wyn Evans ... executive producer: Blue Horizon
Adrian Hodges ... associate producer
Enrique Posner ... co-producer
Joy Spink ... line producer

Cinematography by

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Jean-François Robin

Film Editing by

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Greg Miller

Editorial Department

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Michael Brierley ... on-line editor (as Michael Jonathan Brierley)
Laura Evans ... assistant editor
Abigail Webber ... post-production coordinator

Casting By

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Kate Rhodes James

Production Design by

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Don Taylor

Art Direction by

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Mark Kebby

Set Decoration by

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John Bush

Costume Design by

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Jenny Beavan

Makeup Department

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Beverley Binda ... makeup assistant
Elaine Nicholas ... makeup assistant
Roseann Samuel ... makeup designer (as RoseAnn Samuel)

Production Management

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Stephen Barker ... post-production supervisor
Gwenael Camuzard ... assistant unit manager
François-Xavier Decraene ... production manager: France
Jean-Marc Duez ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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William Booker ... second assistant director
Thomas Brutschi ... second assistant director: France
Nanna Mailand-Mercado ... third assistant director (as Nanna Mailand-Hansen)
Laurent Soulet ... assistant director: France
Guy Travers ... first assistant director

Art Department

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George Ball ... property master
Michel Battaggia ... production buyer: France
Ed Cotton ... art department graphics (as Edward Cotton)
Sandra Creac'h ... production buyer: France
Marcel Daudin ... propman: France
Nicolas Fagard ... production buyer: France (as Nicolas Faggard)
Hugh Fottrell ... stand-by propman
Ian Fryer ... dressing propman
Patrick Guyot ... production buyer: France
Stephane Hascouét ... production buyer: France
Rebecca Holmes ... assistant art director
Wesley Peppiatt ... dressing propman
Gilbert Pignol ... stand-by painter: France
Paul Purdy ... stand-by propman
Marie-Claire Quin ... assistant art director: France
Joe Sheehan ... stand-by carpenter
Michael Standish ... buying assistant
Roger Wilkins ... construction manager
Nick Wood ... stand-by painter

Sound Department

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Chuck Ainlay ... sound recording engineer
Tim Alban ... dubbing mixer
Julie Ankerson ... foley artist
Ken Barton ... dialogue editor
Stuart Davies ... dialogue editor
Tom Fawcett ... foley editor
Simon Gershon ... sound effects editor
Tim Owens ... dialogue editor
John Pitt ... sound maintenance
Jeremy Price ... foley recordist
Andre Schmidt ... sound effects editor
John Sewell ... foley artist
Brian Simmons ... sound recordist
Fiona Woolley ... sound effects editor

Stunts

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Tom Delmar ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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John Attwood ... electrician
Eric Baraillon ... electrician: France
Tony Burns ... electrician (as Tony Burnes)
Danny Cohen ... clapper loader
Alain Dutartre ... camera operator: second unit, France
Paul Englefield ... director of photography: second unit
Simon Finney ... focus puller
Ron Fleet ... grip
Ian Franklin ... electrician
Leigh Gold ... focus puller: second unit
Merritt Gold ... focus puller: second unit
Dave Gray ... stand-by rigger
Barry Moore ... best boy electric (as Barry More)
Peter Mountain ... still photographer
Gary Parnham ... additional electrician
Marie-Laure Prost ... focus puller: second unit, France (as Marie-Laure Prost-Pierret)
Jamie Sewell ... clapper loader: second unit
Rosalyn Shearn ... camera trainee
Mitch Spooner ... generator operator
Roger Tooley ... steadicam operator
Alf Tramontin ... steadicam operator
John Tygier ... photographer: Chris's photographs
Richard Vidal ... electrician: France
Jimmy Wilson ... gaffer
Andy Young ... grip: second unit
Sean Young ... stand-by rigger

Casting Department

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Paula Chevallet ... casting: France
Laurent Soulet ... extras casting director France

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Anna Kot ... assistant costume designer (as Anna Koy)
Stephen Miles ... wardrobe master
Bernard Minne ... wardrobe assistant: : France
Carla Pope ... wardrobe mistress

Location Management

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Jean-Paul Battaggia ... location manager: France
Stephan Guillemet ... assistant location manager: France
Joseph Jayawardena ... assistant location manager
Sue Quinn ... location manager
Julien Toujan ... assistant location manager: France

Music Department

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Richard Bennett ... musician: guitars
Roz Colls ... music supervisor
Jim Cox ... musician: keyboards
Chad Cromwell ... musician: drums
Guy Fletcher ... musician: keyboards
Mark Knopfler ... music producer / musician: guitars
Steve Sidwell ... musician: trumpet
Chris White ... musician: saxophones
Glenn Worf ... musician: bass

Transportation Department

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Julian Cole ... unit driver
John Coleman ... unit driver
Mick Crowley ... unit driver
Melvin Kiernan ... unit driver
Paris Leonti ... unit driver (as Barry Leonti)
Hugh McLellan ... unit driver
Gary Preston ... unit driver
Nick Smalley ... unit driver
Paul Thompson ... unit driver
Ricci Ric Titcombe ... unit driver (as Ricky Titcombe)
Bob Turner ... unit driver
Jon Wilson ... driver: camera car

Other crew

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Laure Auger-Robert ... production secretary: France
Carole Brooks ... assistant accountant
Elaine Burt ... production coordinator
Gwenael Camuzard ... production assistant: France
Lionel Champaud ... production assistant: France
John Clifford ... stand-in
Warren Cowan ... publicist: Phil Symes Associates
Edouard de Chabaneix ... assistant to co-producer
Tom Delmar ... fight arranger
Chris Dinbar ... unit nurse
Jacques Dubecq ... accountant: France
Jean-Marc Duez ... production assistant: France
Michele Hartley ... stand-in
William Klein ... extracts of "Grands Soirs et Petite Matins" courtesy of
Alice Lefrançois ... assistant to co-producer: France
Susanna Lenton ... script supervisor
Angela Neillis ... assistant to producer
Alex Oakley ... floor runner
Benjamin Ogley ... production runner (as Ben Ogley)
Phil Rymer ... legal services: Marriott Harrison
David Smith ... unit publicist
Trevor Stanley ... production accountant
Joanna Ball ... title designer: Jo and Co. (uncredited)
Harrison Cheung ... publicist (uncredited)

Thanks

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Kim Ballard ... thanks
Ed Bicknell ... thanks
Brigitte Brauner ... thanks: Mairie De Paris
Simon Broad ... thanks
Christopher Cameron ... thanks
Philippe Carcassonne ... thanks
Jenne Casarotto ... thanks
Susy Coy ... thanks
Mark Dunford ... thanks
Graham Easton ... thanks
Barrie Ellis ... thanks (as Barrie Ellis-Jones)
George Faber ... thanks
Thomas Gardiner ... thanks
Ilann Girard ... thanks
Ernst Goldschmidt ... thanks
Said Hamadi ... thanks
Boyd Harvey ... thanks
Billy Hinshelwood ... thanks
Gerard Lasselin ... thanks
Cameron McCracken ... thanks
Tommy Moran ... thanks
Norman North ... thanks
Roger Paddison ... thanks
Simon Perry ... thanks
Robyn Slovo ... thanks
Bernie Stampfer ... thanks
David Wilder ... thanks
Kate Wilson ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

After ten years absence Toni, Chris's best friend, suddenly reappears in London to bring chaos and doubt into Chris's calm, tranquil, slightly boring, predictable life. Chris starts to remember his carefree youth as a photographer in Paris when he lived with and enjoyed a torrid affair with Annick. It was also in Paris that he first met and fell in love with Marion. The temptations and pressure exerted on Chris by Toni to return to their former carefree life of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll soon starts to have an impact on Chris's marriage. He starts to question his values, his lifestyle choices and his relationship with Marion and even suspects her of starting an affair with Toni whom she dislikes! Eventually circumstances come to a head and Chris is forced to decide whether to follow Toni back to the hedonistic, irresponsible life of his youth or face the harsh realities of the present and stay with Marion. Written by Mark Smith

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Taglines Metroland is not a location - it is a state of mind. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Metrolendas (Lithuania)
  • Keskellä elämää (Finland)
  • Метролэнд (Russia)
  • Reflexos do Passado (Brazil)
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  • 105 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The film takes place in 1977. See more »
Goofs When sitting in the Pub talking about sleeping with "other" women and having sex with the same person for so long, the song heard on the juke-box in the background is Dire Straits' "Sultans of Swing". Although an early version of the song had indeed been recorded in June 1977 and even received significant airplay in London, the particular version heard wasn't recorded until mid 1978. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Never Been Kissed/Blood, Guts, Bullets & Octane/Metroland/Go/The Last Days (1999). See more »
Soundtracks Sultans Of Swing See more »
Quotes Marion: Anyway, I want it to be you that I make love to.
Chris: It's me! It's me, darling!
Marion: No, it's not. It's eight pints of lager with an erection.
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