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Toast

Synopsis

An adaptation of Nigel Slater’s best selling memoir, Toast is the ultimate nostalgia trip through everything edible in 1960’s Britain. 
 
Nigel’s Mother was always a poor cook but her chronic asthma and addiction to all things canned isn’t helping.  Nigel on the other hand laps up cookbooks like they are porn.
 
As his mother’s illness worsens so do Nigel’s relations with his father.  Just before Xmas, Nigel’s mother dies, leaving Nigel and his father heartbroken, until a new cleaner, Mrs Potter, arrives on the scene.
 
Mrs Potter’s figure, charms and lemon meringue pies quickly bewitch Nigel’s father and much to Nigel’s horror, the three soon embark on a move to the country. The one silver lining in the cloud of a new school being Domestic Science class, through which Nigel can finally shine and cooking soon becomes the key weapon in the battle for Dad’s affections.  
 
When Nigel lands a job in the kitchen of his local pub his eyes are opened to a world of opportunity, both culinary and sexually.  When his father dies, Nigel’s mind is set as he packs a bag for London and arrives at the door of The Savoy Hotel.

Details

Year
2011
Type of film
Features
Running Time
91 mins
Format
HD/Super 35mm
Director
SJ Clarkson 1st Feature
Producer
Faye Ward
Executive Producer
Carl Clifton, Nicole Finnan, Jamie Laurenson, Paul Trijbits, Alison Owen
Editor
Liana Del Giudice
Screenwriter
Lee Hall
Director of Photography
Balazs Bolygo
Production Designer
Tom Burton
Sound
Dave Sansom
Music
Ruth Barrett
Principal Cast
Helena Bonham Carter, Ken Stott, Victoria Hamilton, Freddie Highmore, Oscar Kennedy

Production Company

Ruby Film & Television
26 Lloyd Baker Street
London
WC1X 9AW
UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7833 9990
Fax: +44 (0)20 7837 5862
http://www.rubyfilms.co.uk/Home.html

Sales
Company

K5 International GmbH
Konradinstrasse 5
81543 München
Germany
Tel: +49 89 3750 5590
Fax: +49 89 3750 5590
http://www.k5international.com