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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:
Martin Freeman ... Don
Matt Berry ... Jeremy Braines
Vicky McClure ... Shell
Natasha O'Keeffe ... Natasha
Joel Fry ... Macca
Maxine Peake ... Angie
Michael Socha ... Tommy
Michael Smiley ... Irish Pierre
Nicola Coughlan ... Club Girl
Jessica Ellerby ... Alice
Morwenna Banks ... Francine Hardy
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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

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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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Svengali
5 March 2014 | by lizzie4929See all my reviews

The film is brilliant, so absorbing, great characters and storyline, awesome soundtrack and great British feelgood factor film! Great to see.Jonny & Vicky for the BAFTAS The film deserves massive success which I am sure it will gain. Can't wait for the sequel This is so the must see film of the year so far, if its coming to a town near you, you HAVE to get out and see it!!! Fantastic night, fantastic film. Gonna be a huge success. Well done all, you smashed it!!Great picture , nice touch the black and white. Great soundtrack as well, with tracks by Jake Bugg, Miles Kane, Mott The Hoople, The Stone Roses, Small Faces, Georgie Fame, The High Numbers, The Jesus and Mary Chain and many more!


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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 »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,482
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Root Films See more »
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