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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
Ruth Milne Ruth Milne ... Jenny (as Ruthie Milne)
John Paul Lawler John Paul Lawler ... Carl
Claire Forlani ... Verity
Lucy Holt ... Lucy
Ciarán Hinds ... Julius
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
Sophia Myles ... Kate
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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Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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The Someone Else
Written by King Creosote
Performed by King Creosote
Published by Domino Publishing Co. Ltd.
Courtesy of Domino Recording Co. Ltd & Fence Records
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Oedipus Complex, Obsession and Voyeurism
23 February 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The seventeen year-old Hallam Foe (Jamie Bell) is a weird teenager that misses his mother that committed suicide, drowning in a lake nearby their house in Edinburgh after an overdose of sleeping pills. Hallam spends his spare time peeping the locals and blames his stepmother Verity Foe (Claire Forlani), accusing her of killing his mother. After a discussion with his father Julius Foe (Ciarán Hinds), Hallam sneaks out from his house and travels to London, where he sees Kate Breck (Sophia Myles) and becomes obsessed for her because of her resemblance with 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 through the hardest way.

"Hallam Foe" is a surprisingly great and stylish little movie with an original and erotic romance with Oedipus complex, obsession and voyeurism. The enjoyable story is funny, sexy and dramatic and the characters are well developed with great performances and chemistry of Jamie Bell and Sophia Myles. My vote is eight.

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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