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The Banker (2004)

A story about unrequited love, focused on a lonely scientist who toils away in a sperm bank.

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Hattie Dalton

Writer:

Hattie Dalton
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Adam Cocker Adam Cocker ... The Bankers Assistant
Chris Coghill ... Smiling Man
Tina Deen Tina Deen ... Business Woman
Amerjit Deu ... Business Man
Seeta Indrani ... Woman in Sari
Iain McKee ... Nervous Man
Jason Milligan Jason Milligan ... Fit Man
Kieran O'Brien ... Vain Man
Harry Peacock ... Crying Man
Jane Robbins Jane Robbins ... Nurse
Michael Sheen ... The Banker
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A story about unrequited love, focused on a lonely scientist who toils away in a sperm bank.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 2005 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Memory Box Films Ltd. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color | Color (hd)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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I dived into the shallow end of the gene pool
by Doug Christian
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Endearing and oddly uplifting BAFTA-winner
29 November 2006 | by keysersoze13See all my reviews

Hattie Dalton's 'The Banker' tells the story of a shy, nervous man who works in a sperm bank who is madly in love with a the woman who works at the artificial insemination clinic where he delivers his weekly donations.

This wonderful short film won a BAFTA and deservedly so. The Banker is an original and imaginative piece of storytelling that begins as a comedy but becomes something very different, and with this being a short film, does so within minutes. The film ends on an oddly-uplifting and sweet note which comes as a wonderful surprise.

The film is led by a charming and engaging performance from Michael Sheen, currently very popular in film, TV and theatre, for among others, his portrayals of David Frost in 'Frost/Nixon' on stage and Tony Blair in 'The Queen' in cinemas. He has also proved himself in a variety of roles on TV, recently playing both Emperor Nero and HG Wells.

This sweet, charming and highly entertaining film is one to look out for, as is its writer-director who shows great promise for the future in the British film industry.


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