In the 1970s a music promoter plucks Siamese twins from obscurity and grooms them into a freakish rock'n'roll act. A dark tale of sex, strangeness and rock music.

Directors:

Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe

Writers:

Brian Aldiss (novel), Tony Grisoni (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Pryce ... Henry Couling
John Simm ... Boatman
Ken Russell ... Self
James Greene ... Brian Aldiss
Elizabeth Rider ... Roberta Howe
Luke Wagner Luke Wagner ... Young Zak
Anna Nygh Anna Nygh ... Zak's Mum / Rita Bedderwick
Howard Attfield Howard Attfield ... Zak Bedderwick
Sean Harris ... Nick Sidney
Edward Hogg ... Chris Dervish (as Ed Hogg)
Bryan Dick ... Paul Day - 1970's
Nicholas Millard Nicholas Millard ... Tubs
David Kennedy ... Paul Day - Present day
Ken Bones ... Henry Couling
Jane Horrocks ... Roberta Howe
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Storyline

In the 1970s a music promoter plucks Siamese twins from obscurity and grooms them into a freakish rock'n'roll act. A dark tale of sex, strangeness and rock music.

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For some people... Rock & Roll was always a freak show.

Genres:

Drama | Music

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Rated R for language, drug use and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Tony Grisoni started working on a screenplay to Brian Aldiss' novel in 1984. See more »

Quotes

Barry Howe: What are you writing about?
Laura Ashworth - 1970's: Well, you guys specifically.
Barry Howe: What about us?
Laura Ashworth - 1970's: Well, you know, you're kind of... you know, you're different. Young and exciting.
Barry Howe: Young, exciting, what else? Give me a- give me a third.
Laura Ashworth - 1970's: Listen, I'm actually writing an article about exploitation of the physically impaired.
Barry Howe: [long pause] Speak to Tubbs, he's got a dodgy ankle.
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References Tommy (1975) See more »

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Treadaway brothers superb; great cinematography and music.
7 December 2006 | by pforrest-2See all my reviews

An incredible debut by Harry and Luke Treadaway, who steal the show in a pretty distinguished cast. I can't imagine better casting - the directors can have scarcely believed their luck.

Excellent music, well-performed and never false or embarrassing. If Chryssie Hynde voted for this movie as a judge at some film festival (Edinburgh?) then it shows the music works well.

Brilliant cinematography by a master of the art.

Some of the interviews with doctors (and the girl journalist, who is otherwise pretty good) felt a bit contrived; the American doc film-maker too doesn't quite ring true. Ken Russell, on the other hand, is completely believable.

It's not the greatest film ever, but it's very well worth seeing, and not just for that remarkable debut by the brothers.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Até Que a Morte os Separe See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,203, 30 July 2006

Gross USA:

$45,082

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,425
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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