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Daphne (2017)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | 29 September 2017 (UK)
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'Daphne' is the vibrant character portrait of a young woman on the threshold of a much-needed change.

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Peter Mackie Burns

Writer:

Nico Mensinga
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Cast

Credited cast:
Emily Beecham ... Daphne
Geraldine James ... Rita
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor ... Joe
Nathaniel Martello-White ... David
Osy Ikhile ... Tom
Sinead Matthews ... Billie
Ryan McParland ... Jay
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ritu Arya ... Rachida
Richard Banks ... Cigarette Thief
Ruth Bradley ... Tracey
Corinna Brown Corinna Brown ... Girl on Bus
Gary John Clarke Gary John Clarke ... Homeless Sandwich Guy
Maurisa Selene Coleman ... Friend
Karina Fernandez ... Beth
Eben Figueiredo Eben Figueiredo ... Chugger
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Storyline

Daphne, 31, Londoner. Busy days, hectic nights, friends, people, lovers, are all welcome distractions from the constant and creeping feeling that her life is somehow stuck. Too young too settle quietly, too old to keep on messing about without aim. One night, an unexpected event slowly but steadily forces her to confront this existential limbo head on, and start looking very closely at the person she has become.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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$212,837
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The woman's full name is Daphne Vitale (her father was Sicilian). See more »

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Daphne is travelling on a red London bus. Although the double seat in front of her is empty, a woman with a small child sits next to her. This allows for a short conversation to reinforce a plot point in case we had missed it, but it simply would not happen in real life. See more »

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Daphne: So much of what's called love is really just people projecting their own ideas onto someone else.
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Last Chance To Dance
Performed by Ekkah
Written by Rebekah Catherine Pennington, Rebecca Louise Wilson, Patrick Osborne
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd and Copyright Control
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Artful Character Study
30 January 2020 | by derekmgbSee all my reviews

Ignore all the reviews calling it boring, empty etc, written I assume by people that like explosions and flashing things but can't invest a little bit of effort in trying to appreciate a film that attempts to provoke thought and discussion

Performances are excellent especially from Emma Beecham, I sometimes had to remind myself this was a scripted film, so natural was her portrayal of Daphne - I mean is she really just Daphne filmed fly on the wall?? Brilliant

I loved her kind of offhand 'acting' complete with lines delivered so life like it was hard to tell if she had just come up with that stuff - and the direction where actors dialogue is left to happen in a very natural way - stunted, overlaps, talk overs - hard to act, and you can see some actors struggling with it, defaulting to more polished delivery.

I was drawn in by Daphne's frustrating, abrasive character and her descent in to self loathing - she's not easy to like, but that's the point - why is she like this, why does she not care about herself or much else

The film has a few clunky parts, like the psychiatrist for example, and some of the script and character development is under cooked but maybe that kind of fits with the impressionistic feel - over all the film offers real rewards for those willing to really watch and listen


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