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Benjamin (2018)

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In Simon Amstell's affecting, bittersweet comedy, a rising young filmmaker is thrown into emotional turmoil by a burgeoning romance and the upcoming premiere of his second feature.

Director:

Simon Amstell

Writer:

Simon Amstell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabe Gilmour Gabe Gilmour ... Bodhi
Jack Rowan ... Harry
Colin Morgan ... Benjamin
Anna Chancellor ... Tessa
Robin Peters Robin Peters ... Editor
Arnab Chanda Arnab Chanda ... Guru
Jessica Raine ... Billie
James Bloor ... Alex (Photographer)
Joel Fry ... Stephen
Phénix Brossard Phénix Brossard ... Noah
Jessie Cave ... Martha
Naomi Soneye-Thomas Naomi Soneye-Thomas ... Noah's Band - Keyboard
Loris Scarpa Loris Scarpa ... Noah's Band - Drums
Silas Wyatt-Barke Silas Wyatt-Barke ... Noah's Band - Acoustic Guitar
George Jennings George Jennings ... Noah's Band - Electric Guitar
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Storyline

In Simon Amstell's affecting, bittersweet comedy, a rising young filmmaker is thrown into emotional turmoil by a burgeoning romance and the upcoming premiere of his second feature.

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Taglines:

"it's about my inability to love, but i'm fine now."

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some drug and sexual material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Writer-director Simon Amstell drew from his own life writing this semi-autobiographical paean to film making and insecure (or dysfunctional) gay relationships and messy breakups, about a writer-director-actor character named Benjamin (portrayed by Colin Morgan), who also drew from his own life to write the script for the semi-autobiographical film he is making about a filmmaker who wrote, directed, and acted in a film about a filmmaker in an insecure (or dysfunctional) gay relationship going through a messy breakup. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Benjamin: Do you wanna move in with me?
Noah: What?
Benjamin: I know. I'm sorry. I was scared I wasn't capable of love, which, I think, was actually just to cover the really scary thing which is that I love you.
Noah: It's just ridiculous.
Benjamin: Can you stay another week, maybe?
Noah: No I can't.
[pause]
Noah: Come to Paris!
Benjamin: Paris? I can't move to Paris.
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Connections

References Les Misérables (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Weird
by Hanson (as Jordon Hanson, Zac Hanson and Isaac Hanson) and Desmond Child
Jam n Bread Music (SESAC)
All Rights on behalf of Jam N Bread
Music Administered by Warner/Chappell North America Ltd.
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Brilliant film original story and great filmography.
3 June 2020 | by danieleghanSee all my reviews

Original story that is deep and keep you captivated. Great directing by Simon and really great and supirior filmmaking.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

15 March 2019 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,521
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Open Palm Films See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (a few scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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