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Club Le Monde (2002)

One eventful night at a seedy London nightclub in 1993.

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Simon Rumley

Writer:

Simon Rumley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Nussbaum ... Mr. Sunglasses
Emma Pike ... Yas
Tania Emery Tania Emery ... Kelly
Lee Oakes Lee Oakes ... Chas
Emma Handy ... Ra (as Emma Handey)
Tom Connolly ... Anthony
Tom Halstead Tom Halstead ... Patrick
Daniel Ainsleigh ... Steve
Mr. Darcy ... Tanita (as Darcy)
Tom Fisher Tom Fisher ... Davida (as Thomas Fisher)
Tony Maudsley ... Mosh
Bruce Byron Bruce Byron ... Terry
Allison McKenzie ... Ali
Dawn Steele ... Jacqui
Brad Gorton ... Mike
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Storyline

Club Le Monde follows an evening out at a seedy nightspot. Plot strands involve a trio of lost transvestites, two girls who never leave the toilets, a pair of innocent under-age drinkers and a guy who is determined to pierce his genitalia, but the central story follows Ali as she sets out to humilate her former lover, Mike, who slept with another woman. Written by ee71da

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London 1993 - If you can remember it, you weren't there...

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2002 (UK) See more »

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$3,200,000 (estimated)
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The large numbers of extras required were obtained by having members of production staff hand out fliers to students outside the University of London Union, promising an "exclusive live set" by the film's on-screen DJs, Mr. C, Brandon Block and Alex P. All of the extras are credited by name at the end of the film. See more »

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A poster in the ticket booth has a website address clearly visible on it, even though the film is set in 1993. See more »

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Follows The Truth Game (2001) See more »

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High-quality independent film that deserves great success
14 August 2002 | by therealgoateeSee all my reviews

Club Le Monde is a very rare film indeed: a completely independent British film with the quality, charm and good-humour to deserve massive commercial success. Whether it achieves this remains to be seen, but it certainly should.

Set in a seedy nightclub in 1993, the film follows a large ensemble cast as they spend the night drinking, dancing, trying to have sex, taking drugs and piercing parts of their bodies. What could have been a confusing melee of characters - some of whom appear and disappear within a few minutes - is, in fact, an easy-to-follow and downright hilarious story of a bunch of strangers simply having a good time.

Such is the quality of the script that the whole experience of watching Club Le Monde feels much like a night out in a club in its own right. Things start slowly; people come and go; things start to heat up; you start to recognise some of the people around the place; and by the end, the audience is left feeling exhausted, that they've had an exciting, if relatively harmless and meaningless, time.

Simon Rumley has enjoyed enormous critical, if not commercial, success in his films to date. This one leaves his previous work far behind, inasmuch as it is a fully-rounded masterwork from someone who truly seems to understand his peers and the English language.


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