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Archipelago (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | 4 March 2011 (UK)
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Deep fractures within a family dynamic begin to surface during a getaway to the Isles of Scilly.

Director:

Joanna Hogg

Writer:

Joanna Hogg
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Cast overview:
Tom Hiddleston ... Edward
Kate Fahy Kate Fahy ... Patricia
Amy Lloyd Amy Lloyd ... Rose
Lydia Leonard ... Cynthia
Christopher Baker Christopher Baker ... Christopher
Mike Pender Mike Pender ... Lobster Fisherman
Andrew Lawson Andrew Lawson ... Head Gardener
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Deep fractures within a family dynamic begin to surface during a getaway to the Isles of Scilly.

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f rated | holiday | See All (2) »

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Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Not all of the cast are professional actors, the Leightons' painting tutor Christopher is played by Christopher Baker, a real-life artist. See more »

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Christopher: It is not really what you do, it's more the intensity by what you do it. By the conviction of the reality you believe in, you make others believe it. You can not make it up, really. And then people get convinced, even yourself gets convinced, whatever that is. It is not a hidden track that is there waiting for you. You got to step into it, whatever that is. That is like painting, you do all the things that are not right but they all contribute to the thing that will be right in the end. It's ...
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Referenced in Stewart Lee: Carpet Remnant World (2012) See more »

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Cynthia's Song
Composed by Viv Albertine (as Viv Albertine)
Performed by Lydia Leonard
Lyrics by Joanna Hogg
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Interminably Dull
24 September 2015 | by timlittleSee all my reviews

I'm not sure why this film was made. I don't see the point. I felt no empathy with, or interest in, any of the characters - because we never learnt anything about any of them during the course of this seemingly endless account of a familys' holiday to a desolate, rock strewn island.

The conversation is tedious and I couldn't imagine spending more than an hour with any one of them without wanting to hurl myself off one of the many available cliffs.

The script, if there ever was one, is clumsy and lumbering. The shots of the views are lingering and trail after the characters as they wander up a hill, or down a hill, or along a coast, or gape at a shellfish or gaze at shellfish cooking. At one point it was pointed out that shellfish cooking by a particular method fall into a coma ... I know how they felt.

Do people like this really exist ? I sincerely hope not.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Archipelago See more »

Filming Locations:

Cornwall, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$7,791

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$499,389
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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