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Svengali (2013)

Unrated | | Comedy, Music | 21 March 2014 (UK)
Svengali tells the story of Dixie, a small town guy with a big dream. He leaves a humble Welsh mining town for the bright lights of London, intent on becoming the manager of the best band ... See full summary »

Director:

John Hardwick

Writer:

Jonny Owen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vicky McClure ... Shell
Martin Freeman ... Don
Matt Berry ... Jeremy Braines
Nicola Coughlan ... Club Girl
Natasha O'Keeffe ... Natasha
Maxine Peake ... Angie
Joel Fry ... Macca
Michael Socha ... Tommy
Michael Smiley ... Irish Pierre
Morwenna Banks ... Francine Hardy
Jessica Ellerby ... Alice
Pearl Mackie ... Foh girl
Dylan Edwards ... Jake
Katy Brand ... Katya
Jordan Long ... Homes
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Svengali tells the story of Dixie, a small town guy with a big dream. He leaves a humble Welsh mining town for the bright lights of London, intent on becoming the manager of the best band in the world. Svengali is a feel-good British comedy with a heart of gold and a soundtrack to match. Written by Anonymous

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Life, Love and a Band. Can He Manage It?

Genres:

Comedy | Music

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

I Will Rock You See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Root Films See more »
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Color
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Trivia

The Don's Records scene is filmed at Out on the Floor Records, Inverness Street, Camden. See more »

Goofs

When Dixie is getting on the train to go back to London from Wales, the time can clearly be seen on the electronic board as 11.02am. As the train pulls out, a different board shows a partially obscured time, but one which is clearly just after 10am. See more »

Connections

Features Soccer AM (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

There There My Dear
Performed by Dexys Midnight Runners
Written By Kevin Archer, Kevin Rowland
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Proper feel-good film with a cunning storyline.
6 April 2014 | by garethmlbakerSee all my reviews

I was a bit apprehensive at first when I first heard Jonny was making a film centered around a Welshman from the valleys going to the big-smoke, as Welsh people have been characterized mainly in mainstream media in a cringe-worthy stereotypical manner. It was nice, then, to see it made from the perspective of someone Welsh, from my hometown specifically, and he pulled it off so well.

To the story itself, its not exactly There Will Be Blood, but it will provide you with plenty of laughs and even an insight to Mod culture. How refreshing to see Mod culture in a film other than Quadrophenia like!

Although there were a couple of occasions where the action felt a bit too sitcom-esque, that is being a petty as the film was faultless really. The acting was great - Vicky McClure really is a talent - the soundtrack superb, beautifully shot on occasions and a fitting ending.

Couldn't recommend it more. Have a gander


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