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The Pass (2016)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 8 May 2018 (USA)
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A romantic interaction between two young footballers profoundly affects one of them throughout the rest of his life and career.

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Ben A. Williams

Writer:

John Donnelly
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Russell Tovey ... Jason
Arinzé Kene ... Ade (as Arinze Kene)
Lisa McGrillis ... Lyndsey
Nico Mirallegro ... Harry
Rory J. Saper ... Bellboy
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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.

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Sometimes winning means losing yourself

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pass See more »

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Toledo Productions See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Russell Tovey played Jason in the original play, which was performed in Royal Court Theatre in 2014. See more »

Quotes

Jason: [on phone] I would like a screwdriver.
[pause]
Jason: Oh no, er... the tool.
[Ade laughs]
Jason: Yeah, I need to get the telly off the wall.
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Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2017) See more »

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An excellent character study in the perils of choosing career over self realization
8 July 2017 | by sinnerofcinemaSee all my reviews

I had the pleasure of watching this film during the 2017 Outfest Film Festival in Los Angeles and all I kept thinking to myself is WOW! This film was so well done and real to life. I actually know several personal friends who have chosen the path of career over finding true love. The results can be loneliness and missed opportunities. This film shows three different stages where love opportunities where missed over career goals. There are many levels to this film so I won't give anything from this film away. You MUST watch this film with an eye for details for there are many layers of story being told simultaneously. The actors were superb. Specially the main character who carried the film very well with conviction and authenticity. Kudos to him. Highly recommended. Beautifully done and executed.


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