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Albatross (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama | 14 October 2011 (UK)
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Beth, a bookish teenager, befriends Emilia, an aspiring novelist who has just arrived in town. Emilia soon begins an affair with Beth's father that threatens to have devastating consequences.

Director:

Niall MacCormick

Writer:

Tamzin Rafn (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Brown Findlay ... Emelia
Harry Treadaway ... Jake
Josef Altin ... Dave
Felicity Jones ... Beth
Julia Ormond ... Joa
Justin Edwards ... Policeman
Sebastian Koch ... Jonathan
David Cann David Cann ... Grumpy Man (as David Cahn)
Sheila Monaghan Sheila Monaghan ... Edna
Katie Overd Katie Overd ... Posy
Billy Seymour Billy Seymour ... Spotty Youth
Alexis Zegerman ... Manageress
Chandra Ruegg Chandra Ruegg ... Waitress
Marie-France Alvarez ... Female Customer
Hazel Douglas ... Granny
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Storyline

Beth, a bookish teenager, befriends Emilia, an aspiring novelist who has just arrived in town. Emilia soon begins an affair with Beth's father that threatens to have devastating consequences.

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Beautiful. smart. talented. trouble.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Albatros See more »

Filming Locations:

Douglas, Isle of Man See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The green convertible sports car Jonathan drives is a Triumph TR2, produced between 1953-1955, although the modern registration suggests that it may be a replica. See more »

Goofs

When Emelia puts her top back down at the store, she is all of a sudden wearing a bra. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Joa: Are you alright? I'm taking Posy to an audition, so you're manning the front desk this morning.
Beth: I'm not, I'm revising.
Joa: It's writing. You can revise on the desk. You have to give people keys, Beth.
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

MURDERER
Written by Kirsty Almeida & John Ellis
Performed by Kirsty Almeida & The Troubadours
Published by Copyright Control
Courtesy of The Decca Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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5 June 2012 | by doncarp-388-818886See all my reviews

A fabulous pastry pleases all your senses and leaves you with a bit of chocolate on your lip and wanting more. I gorged on this one. But there's more to be said for this movie. It takes a clever but easily clichéd story line and spins it out so freshly creative it makes your face hurt from smiling. And all the moguls with the money should line up to honor Jessica Brown-Findlay who took a cleverly written part and turned it into an award winning performance. But I must be honest and say that the TR-2 might have influenced me. When I was 16, I lusted for a bright red version on the showroom floor in upstate New York. How much better can you make a movie for a 71 year old incurable romantic who can still remember what lust is all about.


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