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A bourgeois family slowly comes apart at the seams.

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Martha Fiennes

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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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Every family has its secrets and tries to hold them hidden within domestic walls. However, those of the family of Marcus Aylesbury are about to become public because of the family's long-time 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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Dolby

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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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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excellent film
30 November 2007 | by rosemary_dsSee all my reviews

So far only seen at Cambridge /Oxford special showings.

A visually distinctive, intelligent, beautifully scripted, classy contemporary drama.

Marcus, a successful lawyer (Damian Lewis) is the son of a High Court Judge (Ian Holm) now married to a dog-&-garden-obsessed - though emotionally repressed wife, (Harriet Walter). Gloria - an immigrant, single mum and Hep C suffering sex worker is played by Penelope Cruz - who finds herself aggressively resisting the tentative aid of a fragile social services worker, (Rhys Ifans). Marcus's wife, Iona (Kristin Scott Thomas) is a privileged, sexually frustrated, shoppaholic mother who becomes perturbed by her young son's relationship with his godfather, (Ralph Fiennes). At work, Marcus unwittingly discovers a momentous secret - ripe for exploitation by his old friend Trent (Ben Chaplin), a struggling investigative journalist, desperately in need of a break.

The stories interweave with others and the film explores the psychology, dynamics and value systems of modern city life. Each character is forced to confront their lives and their disengaged flawed lives they inhabit.

A brilliant cast all acting their socks off, the movie is a thought provoking visual feast. This is a thinking, feeling emotional/ psychological film. Gripping and sumptuous. It is a contemporary and challenging.


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