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Kill Your Friends (2015)

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An A&R man working at the height of the Britpop music craze goes to extremes in order to find his next hit.

Director:

Owen Harris

Writer:

John Niven (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Hoult ... Steven Stelfox
James Corden ... Roger Waters
Georgia King ... Rebecca
Craig Roberts ... Darren
Jim Piddock ... Derek Sommers
Joseph Mawle ... James Trellick
Dustin Demri-Burns ... David Schnieder
Damien Molony ... Ross
Bronson Webb ... Rob Hasting
Ella Smith ... Nikki
Rosanna Hoult ... Katy
Ed Skrein ... Rent
Tom Riley ... Parker Hall
Kurt Egyiawan ... Tim
Hugh Skinner ... John
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An A&R man working at the height of the Britpop music craze goes to extremes in order to find his next hit.

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Taglines:

Lies. Betrayal. Murder. Just another day in the music industry. See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arkadaslarini Öldür See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

John Niven actually worked in the music business in the 90s for The Levy Brothers heading up their London office and was no doubt in attendance in real life scenes mirrored in his book. See more »

Goofs

The film is set in 1997. Stelfox is standing outside the 'Eventim Apollo' (A.K.A. The Hammersmith Odeon). A sign on the building can be seen saying Eventim Apollo, when this film is set the venue was called 'Hammersmith Apollo' it has changed hands several times and did not become the Eventim Apollo until 7th of September 2013. See more »

Quotes

Steven Stelfox: [from trailer] Imagine you're standing on wafer thin ice. Beneath your feet, you can see sharks circling. These are your colleagues, your friends.
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Crazy Credits

In the fine print at the end of the credits, it says "No animals or A&R persons were harmed in the making of this film." See more »

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Featured in Film '72: Episode #44.8 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Ein Sommer der Lieb
Performed by Roy Black
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Sex, Drugs and A&R's
19 April 2016 | by Seth_Rogue_OneSee all my reviews

Pretty slick dark comedy a bit similar to American Psycho but set in the British music-scene circa 1997 about a A&R man who'll do anything to get a new hit.

Nicholas Hoult does really well in the lead I thought, doing something really different to anything I've seen him in before which mostly have been American films.

It doesn't have any likable characters but it doesn't really need to, that's not really what this movie is about after all it's a (extreme) satire on the music-business and if you are aware of the 90's music-scene you can easily tell some groups that are being poked fun of, but mostly it's about the people behind the scenes.

I can't really say too much more about it than that as I might end up spoiling something, but yeah it's a pretty cool flick, fairly fast paced and with a rocking 90's soundtrack to match.


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