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Chromophobia (2005)

A bourgeois family slowly comes apart at the seams.

Director:

Martha Fiennes

Writer:

Martha Fiennes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Chaplin ... Trent
Penélope Cruz ... Gloria
Ralph Fiennes ... Stephen Tulloch
Ian Holm ... Edward Aylesbury
Rhys Ifans ... Colin
Damian Lewis ... Marcus Aylesbury
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Iona Aylesbury
Harriet Walter ... Penelope Aylesbury
Anthony Higgins ... Geoffrey Wharton
Archie Panjabi ... Sarita
Michelle Gomez ... Bushey (as Michele Gormez)
Clem Tibber Clem Tibber ... Orlando Aylesbury
Sasha Hailey Sasha Hailey ... Eve
Christopher Simpson ... Derek
Bronson Webb ... Hendrix
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Storyline

Every family has its secrets and tries to hold them hidden within domestic walls. However, those of the family of Marcus Aylesbury are in order to become public because of the family's long date friend Trent, a journalist faithful to his ideals who, put under pressure by his editor, is looking for a "sexy-scoop"... Written by johnnyber

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Don't live your life in black and white.

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Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Хромофобия See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Trent: Don't eat the fish unless you want your kids to have gills.
Marcus Aylesbury: What's wrong with it?
Trent: Oh don't get me going. It's got growth hormones, antibiotics, carcinogenic PCBs...
Marcus Aylesbury: I presume the soap box you preach from is made from sustainable resources.
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Secret Tear
Produced and Arranged by Mario Grigorov and Paul Schwartz
Courtesy of Astor Place Records
Under License from Cafe del Mar
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Chilling and warming.
26 May 2005 | by michelbaartmans-1See all my reviews

I had the unique chance of watching this movie at it's midnight premiere at Cannes, and this engaging story made the evening even more complete. Chromophobia is a depiction of how several upper-class Brits have become so obsessed with material things and their careers that they have become completely detached from the bare necessities: love, professional integrity, friendship and even their own children. Each of the characters will betray one of those ideals, and they will see their lives and relationships come crashing down. But while most of the movie is alienating, depressing and leaves you almost begging for some relief (it is there, you will laugh occasionally), in the end there is redemption: not in a glorious comeback or victory, but in the simple dignity of picking up the pieces and carrying on with a brave face. The train station scene is especially impressive, showing the sudden determination and loyalty in the main characters when faced with the ruin of their lives. Both chilling and warming: this is one solid piece of British drama.


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