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Some Voices (2000)

A schizophrenic causes havoc in his brother's restaurant.

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Simon Cellan Jones

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Joe Penhall
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Cast

Cast overview:
Daniel Craig ... Ray
David Morrissey ... Pete
Kelly Macdonald ... Laura
Julie Graham ... Mandy
Peter McDonald ... Dave
Nicholas Palliser Nicholas Palliser ... Ray's Friend
Huss Garbiya Huss Garbiya ... Man with Mobile
Edward Tudor-Pole ... Lighter Seller (as Edward Tudor Pole)
Ashley Walters ... Kitchen Hand
Gem Durham Gem Durham ... Cashier
Cate Fowler ... Benefits Agency Woman
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The film's central character, Ray (Daniel Craig), has schizophrenia. The story begins with Ray's discharge from psychiatric hospital. Ray's devoted brother Pete (David Morrissey) picks him up and drives Ray to his new abode, the spare room in Pete's West London flat. Pete is a chef who works long hours in the café (a traditional 'greasy spoon' during the day and a trendy eatery in the evening) that he inherited from his father. He now has to find the time to take care of Ray and monitor the medication that controls the voices in his head. Ray is an intelligent, out-going young man. He soon falls for Laura (Kelly Macdonald), a Glaswegian girl in the midst of breaking up with her abusive boyfriend (Peter McDonald). Laura becomes attracted to Ray because of his spontaneity and his childlike sense of fun. Around this time, Pete also becomes involved in a relationship with Mandy (Julie Graham). As Ray's relationship blossoms, he begins to resent taking his pills, preferring to trust in the... Written by Anonymous

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Algumas Vozes See more »

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Dragon Pictures See more »
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ray Winstone played the lead in the original London stage production. See more »

Quotes

Laura: Squeeze the breath out of me. It makes me feel safe.
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Features Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967) See more »

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A disturbing and rewarding film, but don't expect any belly laughs or easy answers.
29 June 2000 | by benwalsh29See all my reviews

Some Voices centres on Ray (Craig) and his release from a psychiatric hospital. His rehabilation starts fairly well, with Ray working for his protective brother Pete (Morrissey) in a restaurant. However, when Ray falls head over heels in love with Laura (McDonald), a wild Scottish girl, and stops taking his medication, matters spiral out of control. Directorial debutant Simon Cellan Jones has effectively captured the colour (mostly grimy) and energy of Shepherds Bush. However, this is an actors piece and as such Craig and McDonald shine. Especially, McDonald who brings a natural warmth to a difficult role. Ultimately, both a disturbing and rewarding film, but don't expect any belly laughs or easy answers.


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