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The Souvenir (2019)

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A young film student in the early '80s becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man.

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Joanna Hogg

Writer:

Joanna Hogg (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Young Neil Young ... Radio Interviewer
Tosin Cole ... Phil
Jack McMullen ... Jack
Tilda Swinton ... Rosalind
Frankie Wilson ... Frankie
Honor Swinton Byrne ... Julie
Hannah Ashby Ward Hannah Ashby Ward ... Tracy
Janet Etuk ... Janet
Chyna Terrelonge-Vaughan ... Ray
Tom Burke ... Anthony
Alice McMillan ... Elisa
Barbara Peirson Barbara Peirson ... Barbara
James Dodds James Dodds ... James
Dick Fontaine Dick Fontaine ... Head of Film School
Steve Gough Steve Gough ... Head of Direction
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Storyline

A young film student in the early '80s becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Past Never Stays in Focus.

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality, graphic nudity, drug material and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 2019 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Souvenir See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$78,400, 19 May 2019

Gross USA:

$1,036,737

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,391,865
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Honor Swinton Byrne is the real-life daughter of Tilda Swinton. The Souvenir (2019) and The Souvenir: Part II (2020) are her first film roles after playing the child version of Tilda Swinton's character in I Am Love (2009) 10 years earlier. See more »

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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Longest two hours of my life
15 June 2019 | by avasikhyeSee all my reviews

I was so genuinely bored while watching this movie that I found myself checking the time on my phone constantly throughout. The movie tries to give you a taste of the everyday life of a young woman in film school who is juggling her work and older boyfriend who happens to be an addict, however it is unbearably dreary and dull. The main character is boring and has no defining personality other than being a pushover film student, and her catering to her manipulative boyfriend does not encourage any sympathy. This movie is basically a vignette of nothing happening.


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