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Never Let Me Go (2010)

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The lives of three friends, from their early school days into young adulthood, when the reality of the world they live in comes knocking.

Director:

Mark Romanek

Writers:

Kazuo Ishiguro (novel), Alex Garland (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carey Mulligan ... Kathy
Andrew Garfield ... Tommy
Izzy Meikle-Small ... Young Kathy (as Isobel Meikle-Small)
Charlie Rowe ... Young Tommy
Ella Purnell ... Young Ruth
Charlotte Rampling ... Miss Emily
Sally Hawkins ... Miss Lucy
Kate Bowes Renna Kate Bowes Renna ... Miss Geraldine
Hannah Sharp ... Amanda
Christina Carrafiell Christina Carrafiell ... Laura
Oliver Parsons ... Arthur
Luke Bryant Luke Bryant ... David
Fidelis Morgan ... Matron
Damien Thomas ... Doctor
Nathalie Richard ... Madame
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Storyline

As children, Ruth, Kathy and Tommy spend their childhood at a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. As they grow into young adults, they find that they have to come to terms with the strength of the love they feel for each other, while preparing themselves for the haunting reality that awaits them. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mark Romanek described the film as "a love story with fictional science context mixed in." He considered filming some futuristic elements, but decided it didn't feel right. See more »

Goofs

When Chrissie, Kathy, Rodney, Ruth, and Tommy look inside the travel bureau to see Ruth's possible, the computer monitors are clearly more modern than 1985. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Title Card: The breakthrough in medical science came in 1952. Doctors could now cure the previously incurable. By 1967, life expectancy passed 100 years.
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Crazy Credits

The Hailsham School Song can be briefly heard at the very end of the credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.3 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS AND SMILE
Performed by George Formby
Written by Harry Gifford, Fred E. Cliffe (as Frederick Cliffe) and George Formby
Published by Campbell Connelly & Co. Limited
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Bittersweet
17 June 2019 | by savindriSee all my reviews

I first watched this film about 4 years ago and I cried throughout the entire movie. Rewatched it again over the years and cried again and again. This movie really pulls on your heartstrings and makes you feel multitudes of emotions from beginning to end. I have never watched a movie so beautifully tragic like this one. It's definitely a film that I'll never forget.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$111,734, 19 September 2010

Gross USA:

$2,434,652

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,918,093
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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