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The Living and the Dead (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 23 September 2006 (USA)
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A descent into Hell is triggered when "Ex-Lord" Donald Brocklebank finds that he must leave Longleigh House for London to find a way to pay for the medical treatments for his wife Nancy. ... See full summary »

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Simon Rumley

Writer:

Simon Rumley
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Cast

Credited cast:
Leo Bill ... James Brocklebank
Roger Lloyd Pack ... Donald Brocklebank
Kate Fahy Kate Fahy ... Nancy Brocklebank
Sarah Ball Sarah Ball ... Nurse Mary
Neil Conrich Neil Conrich ... Policeman
Richard Cotton ... nurse Mike (as Richard Wills-Cotton)
Alan Perrin Alan Perrin ... nurse Bob
Richard Syms ... Vicar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hilary Hodsman Hilary Hodsman ... Auntie Pat
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Storyline

A descent into Hell is triggered when "Ex-Lord" Donald Brocklebank finds that he must leave Longleigh House for London to find a way to pay for the medical treatments for his wife Nancy. Alone, his over-protected, delusional, adult son, James, fancies himself in charge of the manor house with his terminally ill mother, and barricades the two of them into the house for a series of ever more panicked home treatments, mistakenly protecting her from the arrival of Nurse Mary and any outside help. Written by Bob Lee

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Terror by good intentions.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Entre vivos y muertos See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Budget:

£650,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Giant Films See more »
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Runtime:

(European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The film is dedicated to the memory of Sheila and David Rumley, parents of director Simon Rumley. Three months after his father had passed away from a heart attack, his mother was diagnosed with cancer. She died three months later. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Donald Brocklebank: [answering phone] Hello? Hello? Yes, yes I know. No, I didn't know that. No, that's not good at all. No, she doesn't know. Hmm. Hmm. Exactly. Okay, goodbye.
James: They going to make it?
Donald Brocklebank: No, they're not.
James: Can I look after mummy this time.
Donald Brocklebank: I'm not going away.
James: But you always say that, you always do.
James: [knocking] Some one's at the door!
[starts running]
Donald Brocklebank: Stop James, I said stop!
[...]
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A very different and compelling offering
21 November 2007 | by real_hiflyerSee all my reviews

I thought this movie was great, A lot of people commented on it falling short of the 'horror' genre, but I don't think it was ever meant to be one. Watch it as a tragic drama, and these disappointments fade. I think Leo Bill did a fantastic job and I felt drawn into his character even further by the camera's exceptional use as he moves about the house. I don't want to spoil anything, so suffice to say it was a well acted movie with great camera-work, an exceptional cast and the overlying doom which permeated throughout the movie drew me in sometimes - enough to identify with some the universal aspects of the story and at times feel a shudder through my back, more so than any 'horror' show I've seen in the last few years.


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