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This Is Not a Love Song (2002)

The small time criminal Heaton is anxiously waiting for the release of his close friend Spike, after spending a couple of months in prison for being caught with 87g of marijuana. Heaton ... See full summary »

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Bille Eltringham

Writer:

Simon Beaufoy
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Cast overview:
Michael Colgan Michael Colgan ... Spike
Kenneth Glenaan ... Heaton (as Kenny Glenaan)
David Bradley ... Mr. Bellamy
John Henshaw John Henshaw ... Arthur
Adam Pepper ... William
Keri Arnold Keri Arnold ... Gerry
Chris Middleton Chris Middleton ... Policeman
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The small time criminal Heaton is anxiously waiting for the release of his close friend Spike, after spending a couple of months in prison for being caught with 87g of marijuana. Heaton robs a truck, meets Spike outside the penitentiary and travels with him through the country to drink some beers and celebrate his freedom. However, they run out gas and try to steal from a farm, but the owner arrives and arrests Heaton. Spike takes his shotgun and accidentally kills his daughter. They runaway through the wilderness while the locals organize a militia to hunt the criminals. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

5 September 2003 (UK) See more »

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Acesta nu este un cântec de dragoste See more »

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1.85 : 1
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My one word summary of this film would be `Excellent'.
29 September 2003 | by john-broadwaySee all my reviews

This is Not a Love Song.

My one word summary of this film would be `Excellent'.

It probably won't appeal to the mass movie watching public – it's a

film that forces you to participate. You observe, think, and question.

Comparisons could be made with Deliverance (Topic/Theme) and

perhaps with The Blair Witch Project for overall filming style.

However this film stands unique against both.

The cinematography effects (solarisation, freeze frame, blur etc)

have been seen before but they are used most effectively in this

film to underpin the natural tension of the story.

Acting is raw, menacing and utterly believable.

The real theme of the film is about friendship; the title really gives

the game away. It's probably not the kind of friendship that most of

us have experienced or indeed would want to.

It is a love song.


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