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The Gospel of Us (2012)

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This project is the film version of the Passion play that was performed throughout Port Talbot in Easter 2011.

Director:

Dave McKean

Writer:

Owen Sheers (script by)
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Credited cast:
Matthew Aubrey Matthew Aubrey ... Legion
Nigel Barrett Nigel Barrett ... The Stranger / Uncle Bryn
Jordan Bernarde ... Garry / Barry
Di Botcher ... The Mother
James Dean Bradfield James Dean Bradfield ... Self
Darren Lawrence ... Alfie
John-Paul Macleod ... Legion
Rhys Matthews Rhys Matthews ... Rhys - Brother
Francine Morgan Francine Morgan ... Joanne
Kristian Phillips Kristian Phillips ... Sgt Phillips
David Rees Talbot David Rees Talbot ... Peter
Kyle Rees ... Kyle (brother)
Michael Sheen ... The Teacher
Hywel Simons Hywel Simons ... Company Man
Gerald Tyler ... Security Chief
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Easter. Port Talbot is in a battle for its life. Authoritarian forces have taken over and the town is in thrall to ICU, a sinister and merciless corporation depleting the town of its resources with scant regard for the residents. The atmosphere is explosive. Resistance is inevitable. When a company man and suicide bomber clash on the beach, catastrophe is only averted by the intervention of a softly spoken man who had disappeared 40 days earlier. Revealed later as the Teacher (Michael Sheen), he attracts followers and becomes a focus for the Resistance. His influence quickly draws the attention of ICU, who perceive him as a danger who must be removed at all costs. Taking inspiration from one of the defining narratives of our times, this contemporary re-telling of the Passion story took place across the town, with the people of Port Talbot as its cast, crew and heroes. Written by Francis Hellyer

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In Spain was only released in 5 theaters in subtitled version (castellano/catalán). See more »

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A passionate human story
23 April 2012 | by clarehaySee all my reviews

Spectacular! This astounding film has a raw energy that shows scenes witnessed by thousands and their cameras and other scenes that happened but no one saw, when Sheen and Wildworks put on the 3 day groundbreaking event over Easter 2011. They collected stories from the whole town and deftly wove them into a deeply moving telling of the passion play about Port Talbot and its people through the eyes of a 'teacher' rather than Christ. The narrative weaves film and theatre together, capturing the best of both, with that touch of McKean magic. I love the fact that this film explores all aspects of humanity, hope, fear, humour, pain, love, anger, responsibility, oppression, the power of the crowd and the individual.


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2012 (UK) See more »

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Budget:

GBP180,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,721
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