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Somers Town (2008)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 15 July 2009 (USA)
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A black-and-white study of a social environment in London, concentrating on a pair of unlikely new friends and the girl they both fancy.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Marek
... Mariusz
Perry Benson ... Graham
... Tomo
... Jane
Wojciech Olczak ... Polish Friend
Wojtek Macierznski ... Polish Friend
Ben Porter ... Office Worker
Jamie Belman ... Office Worker
... Construction Worker (as Steve Hillman)
... Construction Worker
Ryan Ford ... Local Kid
Levi Hayes ... Local Kid
Risade Campbell ... Local Kid (as Risadé Campbell)
Huggy Leaver ... Café Owner
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Two teenagers, both newcomers to London, forge an unlikely friendship over the course of a hot summer. Tomo is a runaway from Nottingham; Marek lives in the district of Somers Town, between King's Cross and Euston stations, where his dad is working on a new rail link. The boys are both infatuated with the same girl, and pass their days bickering over which of them loves her the most. Finding himself homeless, Tomo surreptitiously moves into Marek's bedroom - but it's only a matter of time before Marek's dad discovers what's going on... Written by Neil Young, Sunderland

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Also Known As:

Сомерстаун  »

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Budget:

£500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£121,345 (United Kingdom), 22 August 2008, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,452, 19 July 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$53,971, 30 October 2009
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When Maria is speaking to the French man in the café where she works, the man is in fact talking about his digestion problems. See more »

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Low are the Punches
Written and Performed by Gavin Clarke (as Gavin Clark)
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A Little Gem

Short, compact, yet rich with satisfaction: this film encompassing some beautiful moments to take with you and treasure. Shot in black & white, this film scores for being simple, yet moving, deep and unique.

In a world of blockbusters and 2 hour feature films, this short, simple indie film came as a welcome relief. It was 'bite-sized' if you can attribute that phrase. In other words digestible: it had a pleasantly warming message of friendship and the beauty of human emotions. Therefore perfect to consume on a quiet sunny afternoon.

By not being too long, this film does not loose out in being concise, it feels like every short scene is of real value to the story. This creates a pleasant pace and means the audience is kept enticed and captivated. Interwoven in this storyline and despite its brief nature, Meadows is still able to weave in thought-provoking shots and sequences to really underline the nature of social study.

Overall it is indeed a little gem, not to be left to gather dust on the shelf. Its one of those movies you could watch on a typical afternoon in the house to give you a satisfying feeling of wholeness.

Very impressive: 83/100


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