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A Christmas Carol (2020)

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A radical animated retelling of the holiday classic that starts with a Victorian performance of the Charles Dickens tale before diving into the imagination of one of the children in the audience, taking the story to a darker fantasy realm.


Jacqui Morris





Cast overview, first billed only:
Thea Achillea ... Emily
Ruby McMillan-Wilson Ruby McMillan-Wilson ... Alice
Oliver John Lock Oliver John Lock ... Peter / Robert Cratchit's Voice
Richard Cotton ... Father
Georgina Sutcliffe ... Mother
Siân Phillips ... Grandmother / narrator (voice)
Simon Russell Beale ... Scrooge's voice (voice) (as Simon Russell-Beale)
Michael Nunn Michael Nunn ... Scrooge's dancer
Sydney Craven ... Martha's voice (voice)
Faith Prendergast Faith Prendergast ... Martha's dancer
Masha Tarasova Masha Tarasova ... Alice Cratchit's dancer
Kirill Ivanitskiy Kirill Ivanitskiy ... Robert Cratchit's Dancer (as Kiril Ivanitskiy)
Archie Durrant Archie Durrant ... Tiny Tim's voice
Danil Golovam Danil Golovam ... Tiny Tim's dancer
Sarah Schoenbeck ... Sarah's voice


A reinvention of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The radical new take on Dickens' classic seeks both to exhume the original story's gritty commentary on social inequality and the corrupting influence of greed, and to breathe new life into the lyricism of the original text by setting its scenes to extraordinary tableaux of modern dance. The opening scenes of the film follow a Victorian family preparing a toy theatre for their annual performance of 'A Christmas Carol'. As the family's grandmother narrates the much-edited story and her grandchildren change the scenery, we enter the imagination of one of the children in the audience and watch as the cardboard stage, and the story with it, transforms into a darkly fantastical otherworld.

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Andy Serkis also played the Ghost of Christmas Past in a live action BBC mini-series version of Christmas Carol in 2019. See more »


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A beautiful rendition
15 December 2020 | by johnson-85870See all my reviews

There are many versions of this story, because there are many ways it can be portrayed. This is the most natural version of scrooge, a real believable person not a characture. The story highlights the horror of the era as Dickens intended, not sweep them under the carpet. The dance carrys you through the story with a mixture of strength and ethereal beauty. It's a true Christmas delight and one that I shall add to my watch list for Christmas's to come.

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4 December 2020 (UK) See more »

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