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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.

Director:

Peter Mackie Burns

Writer:

Nico Mensinga
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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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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Daphne: So much of what's called love is really just people projecting their own ideas onto someone else.
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Soundtracks

Chick Chick Chick Chicken
Performed by Emily Beecham
Written by Fred Holt, Thomas McGhee and Irving King
Published by Chester Music Ltd t/a Campbell Connelly & Co
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Timeless
28 September 2017 | by irobiukSee all my reviews

Daphne is a timeless British film. By which I mean it could have pretty much been made at any time in the last 50 years, and be just as 'meh.' It's one of those films that turns up on the telly and you look at the fashion and the streets but wonder why you're actually watching. It's a slight tale of a rather unlikable lonely girl who doesn't really know what to do with her life. Emily Beecham gives a believable performance but with a male writer and male director it is ultimately a bloke's fantasy idea of a 20something single girl about town. Everyone spouts their arch clever philosophies but anything that happens to Daphne doesn't really seem to affect her. That said, she's probably hardened by all those ghosts she used to hunt (which has clearly had an effect) and I applaud the film-maker's willingness to hold back Fred, Shaggy and Velma until the sequel.


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$212,837
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