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The Song of Lunch (2010)

A London publisher recounts a lunchtime reunion with a former lover, in poetic monologue.

Director:

Niall MacCormick

Writers:

Niall MacCormick (adapted for television by), Christopher Reid
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Alan Rickman ... He
Emma Thompson ... She
Andi Soric Andi Soric ... Waiter
Siubhan Harrison ... Waitress
Joseph Long ... Massimo
Georgina Sutcliffe ... Young She
Christopher Grimes Christopher Grimes ... Young He
Jamie Baughan ... Noisy Boy
Orlando Brooke ... Noisy Boy
David Hayler David Hayler ... Noisy Boy
Simon Killick ... Noisy Boy
Oscar Ward Oscar Ward ... Noisy Boy
James Richard Marshall James Richard Marshall ... Debauched Publishing Type
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Tennant ... Himself - Host
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Storyline

An existential parable of a wistful journey to ones heady youth with the excitement and bitterness of that time trapped in the mind. A former romance is re-evaluated by the rose coloured filter of time but confronted by the present. Time has moved on but the past has trapped the author. Written by Gerard Hosier

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Песня ланча See more »

Filming Locations:

Tottenham, London, England, UK

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Masterpiece See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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The photo on the dust jacket of female character's husband's book is one of actor Greg Wise, Emma Thompson's real life husband. See more »

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Featured in The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards (2012) See more »

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Unbelievably bad
13 November 2011 | by Huke650See all my reviews

This is the worst thing I've seen since My Dinner with Andre over thirty years ago. It's worse than Hook, worse than Australia, worse than the worst action movie I used to take my teenage son to see to humor him.

Is he supposed to be unlikable, or merely a bore?

What could she have possibly ever seen in him?

Who cares about his "poetry"?

The lines are unbearable, not to mention childishly vulgar, when not being unintentionally laughable.

Is this what "art" has become, ridiculously pretentious, lacking in content, causing one to itch with utter boredom?


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