Nineteen-year-old Jason and Ade have been in the Academy of a famous London football club since they were eight years old. It's the night before their first-ever game for the first team - a Champions League match - and they're in a hotel room in Romania. They should be sleeping, but they're over-excited. They skip, fight, mock each other, prepare their kit, watch a teammate's sex tape - and then, out of nowhere, one of them kisses the other. The impact of this 'pass' reverberates through the next ten years of their lives - a decade of fame and failure, secrets and lies, in a sporting world where image is everything.
Russell Tovey played Jason in the original play, which was performed in Royal Court Theatre in 2014. See more »
Horsing around on a bed, Ade holds down Jason's head and shoulder to the pillow, but the camera change at 14:48 shows Ade holding down both of Jason's wrists overhead against the headboard instead. See more »
It's a sign of affection.
Pissing on my leg?
He's from Portsmouth. It's cultural.
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Music and words by James Vincent McMorrow
Performed by James Vincent McMorrow See more »
A cracking film, superbly acted.
The Pass does in deed look at the taboo subject of being an openly gay man in top flight British football, and indeed sport generally. It's a cooking pot we all know will explode one day when shock horror a top flight player will come out. The film relies on the acting talents of two principles, Russell Tovey and Arinzé Kene, the acting is fabulous, Tovey in particular such a talented actor. I truly bought into the way in which the film spanned the three ages, makeup etc was excellent. Unfortunately It's not a film that would appeal to the mainstream, a pity because it's a great film with a powerful message.
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