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Hallam Foe (2007)

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Hallam's talent for spying on people reveals his darkest fears-and his most peculiar desires. Driven to expose the true cause of his mother's death, he instead finds himself searching the rooftops of the city for love.

Director:

David Mackenzie

Writers:

Peter Jinks (novel), David Mackenzie (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
9 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Bell ... Hallam / Son
Sophia Myles ... Kate
Ciarán Hinds ... Julius / Father
Claire Forlani ... Verity / Wife / Stepmother
Lucy Holt ... Lucy / Daughter
John Paul Lawler John Paul Lawler ... Carl
Malcolm Shields ... Kilt Man
John Comerford John Comerford ... Grumpy Glaswegian
Gerry Cleary Gerry Cleary ... Grumpy Glaswegian
Paul Blair Paul Blair ... Raincoat Man
Neil McKinven ... Police Officer
Ruth Milne Ruth Milne ... Jenny (as Ruthie Milne)
Jamie Sives ... Alasdair
Maurice Roëves ... Raymond (as Maurice Roeves)
Stuart Hepburn Stuart Hepburn ... Police Inspector
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Storyline

The seventeen year-old Hallam Foe is a weird teenager that misses his mother, who committed suicide by drowning in a lake near their house in Edinburgh after an overdose of sleeping pills. Hallam spends his spare time peeping at the locals and blames his stepmother Verity Foe, accusing her of killing his mother. After a discussion with his father Julius Foe, Hallam sneaks out from his house and travels to Edinburgh, where he sees Kate Breck and becomes obsessed with her because of her resemblance to his mother. Kate hires Hallam to work in the kitchen of the hotel where she works and they have a strange romance, while Hallam reaches his maturity in the hardest way. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Some people see life differently See more »

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Offical blog | Official US site | See more »

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Mister Foe See more »

Filming Locations:

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP3,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,490, 7 September 2008

Gross USA:

$60,641

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,149,799
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Although much of Hallam Foe is filmed in central Edinburgh, the film avoids showing Edinburgh Castle, which is visible from many of the real life locations. See more »

Goofs

Hallam works in the Balmoral Hotel at the East end of Princes Street, yet all shots of the staff entrance to the hotel are clearly the Caledonian Hotel at the West end of the Street. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jenny: [to Hallam] You're dead. You're fucking dead! I'll get my brother on to you.
Carl: [to Jenny] Jen, come back, wait!
Carl: [to Hallam] If that was a joke, it wasn't a bit fucking funny. And I'd look out for her brother, he's fucking mental.
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Tricycle
Written by Psapp
Performed by Psapp
Published by Chrysalis
Courtesy of Domino Recording Co. Ltd
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Funny, affecting, stimulating, sexy, stylish and not a little alarming
29 August 2007 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Excellent and spot on movie. Not only is this so well directed and acted, it has a difficult story to tell and convinces us 100% time. It is certainly in part the performance of Jamie Bell that helps us take this story of a peeping tom hero on board so effortlessly, but because everything else also buzzes so authentically, we can only conclude that , for once, we have a superb script. I didn't notice one word of dialogue that jarred and this when we have such taboo items up for discussion and for the doing of! Bell as mentioned is excellent but so are all the cast and because I do mean all we have to conclude that Mr Mackenzie has a rare actor directing skill. Sophia Myles is also well worthy of mention, and seems capable of disarming changes that always seem likely to catch one off guard. Funny, affecting, stimulating, sexy, stylish and not a little alarming. Do not miss this movie.


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