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New Town Original (2005)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kal Aise Kal Aise ... Bal
Terry Bird ... Darren
John Campbell-Mac ... Pete / Bodybuilder (as John Cambell-Mac)
Keith Chanter ... Man in lift with newspaper
Melissa De Mol ... Nightclubber / Bowling alley attendant (as Melissa Anne George)
Steve Gibbs Steve Gibbs ... Dave Milner
Elliott Jordan ... Mick
David Lelean David Lelean ... Hospital Guy
Paul McNeilly Paul McNeilly ... Si Naylor
Jamie Palmer Jamie Palmer ... Sid
Katharine Peachey ... Nicki
Laura Penneycard Laura Penneycard ... Maxine
Nathan Thomas Nathan Thomas ... Johnno
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

This is Essex See more »

Filming Locations:

Essex, England, UK

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Production Co:

New Town Films Ltd. See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Several of Mick's journeys to and about in town cause him to take some fairly odd routes, many of which involve him doubling back on himself. See more »

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Fantastic portrayal of Essex life, highly recommend this film!
30 August 2005 | by living-dollSee all my reviews

I watched this film primarily because it's based in Basildon, Essex, which is an area I used to work in. I also felt that as an Essex resident myself I had to offer my support to the film. I did think that it would be a poorly put together film, due to the low budget and virtually unknown cast. However, I was very pleasantly surprised to find that I was gripped in the plot from beginning to end. The acting by most of the cast was extremely good and very believable. Essex mentality, nightlife, cultural and social scene was portrayed extremely well. I fell in love with the characters, warming to their worries and fears, and laughing at their mistakes and relationship blunders. The plot I felt was predictable and i had no reason to think otherwise until right near the end key parts of the plot were revealed. What I was seeing unfold in front of my eyes turned out to have other meanings. You have to watch it to understand what i mean. The twist and revelations at the end were fantastically thought out, giving the film a clever, steady and exciting pace.

Excellent portrayal of a small town in England, and the lives of a group of young 20 something men struggling to find their way in life.

I would recommend anyone see this film, especially Essex people or those that know the area. Not sure when its out on DVD but should be by the end of this year I would have thought.


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