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Pond Life (2018)

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Summertime, 1994. In a quiet mining village just outside Doncaster, a rumour stirs about the legend of a giant carp in the nearby decoy ponds. Trevor takes watch one night at the water's ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Varey ... Trevor
Esme Creed-Miles ... Pogo
Angus Imrie ... Malcolm
Gianlucca Galluci Gianlucca Galluci ... Shane
Ethan Wilkie ... Dave
Abraham Lewis ... Maurice
Daisy Edgar-Jones ... Cassie
Shaun Dooley ... Russ Buckfield
Sally Lindsay Sally Lindsay ... Irene Buckfield
Sian Brooke ... Rachel Strickland
Adrian Hood ... Billy 'Big Daddy' Gomersal
Siobhan Finneran ... Kath Edlington
Julie Hesmondhalgh ... Muirel Panks
Steve Garti ... Kenny 'Little Guy' Yates
Paul Rider Paul Rider ... Harry Ellis
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Summertime, 1994. In a quiet mining village just outside Doncaster, a rumour stirs about the legend of a giant carp in the nearby decoy ponds. Trevor takes watch one night at the water's edge. The following night, he decides to lead a brigade of young friends and neighbours on a fishing expedition. In a world of broken families, cassette tapes and rumbling political fever, these friends, each with their own struggles to bear, share a moment of harmony as they witness the carp for themselves that they will never forget.

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Did You Know?


Filmed in and around the ex-mining villages of Edlington and Maltby in South Yorkshire. See more »


One of the two fishermen at the beginning of the film wears a Leeds United football shirt from the 1996-97 season, a couple of years after the film is set. See more »

Crazy Credits

The film begins be listing numerous people involved in the film in small text on one screen, preceded by "A" and succeeded by "film". See more »


References An American Werewolf in London (1981) See more »

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Fab film!
14 November 2018 | by kmg-64654See all my reviews

Just got back from seeing the premiere in Leeds and have to say what an utterly charming film this is. The actors playing Pogo and Trevor were the heart of the film, and held the storyline together with a sensitivity beyond their years. The two young lads were absolute scene stealers, and very well cast. A superb first film by the director. Looking forward to more from this director.

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