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Voice Over (1983)

A sheltered late night radio show host who offers escapism to his audience via his narrations of his 19th century romance novels, finds a brutalized young woman and takes her in to take care of her, which makes his psyche start to crack.

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... 'Fats' Bannerman
Bish Nethercote ... Bitch / Elizabeth
... F.X. Jones
Sarah Martin ... Celia
David Pearce ... Frank
Stuart Hutton ... Doctor
Eira Moore ... PAP Boss
Paul Chandler ... RDOV Boss
Carol Owen ... Bitch's friend
Mike Stubbs ... Yob on underground
Jon Groome ... Capt. Thompson
Laurie McFadden ... Woman at PAP party
Simon Davies ... Man at PAP party
Chris Abrahams ... Man at PAP party
Paul Jackson ... Man at PAP party
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A sheltered late night radio show host who offers escapism to his audience via his narrations of his 19th century romance novels, finds a brutalized young woman and takes her in to take care of her, which makes his psyche start to crack.

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If you get the opportunity to see this film, it is really worthwhile.
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I saw this film in 1983 just after it had been made. I saw it at Cardiff Art School which is the same college Chris Monger studied at. It's an atmospheric film shot in 16mm and my memory of it is that it was Chris Monger's first film after leaving college and as such it's a great movie. Unfortunately my memory of the plot is not too good, but I can say that the character of 'Fats' Bannerman played by Ian McNeice has stuck in my memory strongly. Bannerman is a radio host/VO artist and is played really competently. The viewer is drawn into that world of late night broadcasting. He has gone on since Voice Over to play a whole heap of other roles in successful films including Chris Monger's most famous film 'The Englishman Who Went up a Hill and Came Down a Mountain'


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