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Pandaemonium (2000)

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Friendship and betrayal between two poets during the French Revolution.


Julien Temple
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Linus Roache ... Samuel Coleridge
John Hannah ... William Wordsworth
Samantha Morton ... Sara Coleridge
Emily Woof ... Dorothy Wordsworth
Emma Fielding ... Mary Wordsworth
Andy Serkis ... John Thelwall
Samuel West ... Robert Southey
Michael Harbour Michael Harbour ... Walsh
William Scott-Masson William Scott-Masson ... Tom Poole
Clive Merrison ... Dr. Gillman
Dexter Fletcher ... Humphry Davy
Guy Lankester Guy Lankester ... Lord Byron
Andrea Lowe ... Edith Southey
Jacqueline Defferary Jacqueline Defferary ... Miss Holland
Andy de la Tour ... Andrew Crosse


Friendship and betrayal between two poets during the French Revolution.

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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


The surname of Poet Laureate Robert Southey is mispronounced consistently by all actors and actresses throughout this movie. It should be "SUH-thee", not "SOUTH-ee". See more »


As they are rolling around from the effects of "Thornapple", the shot of the clouds rolling by show the quick streak of the exhaust of a jet airplane zipping from bottom to top of the picture. See more »


[first lines]
Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Like one that on a lonesome road doth walk in fear and dread, and having once turned 'roud walks on and turns no more his head, because he knows a frightful fiend doth close behind him tred. 'Tis a strange place this limbo, not a place yet named so.
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Crazy Credits

The credits start with one letter, which becomes the name of the person involved. They don't seem to make any sense, but most are letters incorporated in the word PANDAEMONIUM (the last Text before the Cast Listing starts). See more »


References Xanadu (1980) See more »


Written by Jeff Lynne
Published by EMI Songs Ltd.
Performed by Lisa
Courtesy of Almighty Records, London
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User Reviews

I'ts not meant to be a documentary.
7 April 2004 | by flashman1_2000-1See all my reviews

All those of you who know the true story of these two giants of english poetry who complain about the inaccuracies, go to the soon to be opened Wordsworth museum at Grasmere. The ones who like truly inventive and emotional movies watch it! the performances are superb especially Linus Roache an underused actor if ever there was one, the script and the direction ARE poetry. These people were the original free thinkers before the word hippie was invented they were Libertines just like the film it's self is liberal. Why this did'nt get a general release bemuses me( made by BBC films)but the sad fact of the matter is that in this country if a film hasn't got Working Title or Richard Curtis among it's credits cinemas ignore it. Which makes my blood boil! Especially my local cinema the plaza at Workington who are as guilty as sin. Support should be given in this country for films like this, original films and not yet more working class angst or romantic middle class slush. Seek this film out by hook or by crook and sit back and let it wash through you, over you and into you.

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Release Date:

18 April 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Królestwo demonów See more »


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,542, 1 July 2001

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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