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When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)

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The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.

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Anand Tucker

Writers:

David Nicholls (screenplay), Blake Morrison (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bradley Johnson Bradley Johnson ... Blake (Child)
Jim Broadbent ... Arthur
Juliet Stevenson ... Kim
Alannah Barlow Alannah Barlow ... Gillian (Child)
Chris Middleton Chris Middleton ... Racing Steward (as Christopher Middleton)
Colin Firth ... Blake
Gina McKee ... Kathy
Elliot Avery Elliot Avery ... Peter
Rhiannon Howden Rhiannon Howden ... Sophie
Tom Butcher Tom Butcher ... Dr. Taggart
Claire Skinner ... Gillian
Sarah Lancashire ... Beaty
Naomi Allisstone Naomi Allisstone ... Josie
Matthew Beard ... Blake (Teen)
Tara Berwin ... Gillian (Teen)
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Storyline

The writer Blake Morrison has a non-resolved relationship with his bragger and wolf father Arthur Morrison. However, when Arthur is diagnosed with a terminal intestine cancer, Blake leaves his wife and children and travel to the village where he spent his childhood and adolescence to help his mother and his sister to take care of Arthur along his last days. The location brings recollections of his problematic relationship with his father. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Between every father and his son there is a story to be told. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, thematic material and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

When Did You Last See Your Father? See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£133,347 (United Kingdom), 7 October 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,210, 8 June 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,071,240, 17 October 2008
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Production Co:

Film4,UK Film Council,EM Media See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Matthew Beard wore brown coloured contact lenses in order to look more like Colin Firth. See more »

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Arthur Morrison: [as Blake enters the kitchen] Aha! Here he is! Sleeping beauty. Blake meet Sandra our new maid. Maid or housekeeper? Or Skivvy,I'm joking, let's just say you're one of the family.
Sandra: Pleased to meet you Blake.
Young Blake Morrison: You're Scottish...
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References A Matter of Life and Death (1946) See more »

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Winter Weather
Written by Ted Shapiro
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Performed by Joe Williams
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records Ltd and Rhino Records
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Recollections of Father and Son Relationship
11 December 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The writer Blake Morrison (Colin Firth) has a non-resolved relationship with his bragger and wolf father Arthur Morrison (Jim Broadbent). However, when he is diagnosed with a terminal intestine cancer, Blake leaves his wife and children and travel to the village where he spent his childhood and adolescence to help his mother and his sister to take care of Arthur along his last days. The location brings recollections of his problematic relationship with his father.

"And When Did You Last See Your Father?" is a sensitive movie about father and son problematic relationship. Through the recollections of Blake, the viewer understand the many unresolved situations that made him indifferent (or even hating) his flawed father that loved him indeed. In the end, it dawns on him that his father is gone and he will never see him again; and he grieves and regrets the lost moments he had along his life to stay with him. And you, when did you last see your father? My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Quando Você Viu Seu Pai Pela Última Vez?" ("When Did You Last See Your Father?")


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