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Comfortably Numb

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Synopsis

Comfortably Numb follows Jake's battle to overcome his addiction to alcohol in a specialised treatment centre, Promis. He is initially resistant to the programme, but things improve when he starts a relationship with fellow patient, Emma. Jake is introduced to Promis's system of group counselling and is confronted about his 'sex and love' addiction. But he can't understand that his growing reliance on Emma is as much a barrier to his recovery as his dependency on alcohol. The pair are banned from seeing each other.
 
After a drug-fuelled night, things get out of hand. The next day, Jake comes close to accepting what he needs to do to recover but it proves too much for him and he decides to leave, and recover on his own terms. But almost immediately he walks into a pub.
 
It seems as though Jake will return to his old ways, but as the film ends, we see that he is back at Promis, determined to make a full recovery this time.

Details

Year
2004
Type of film
Features
Format
DigiBeta
Director
Leo Regan
Producer
Jane Featherstone
Executive Producer
Jane Featherstone
Editor
Paul Van Dyke
Screenwriter
Leo Regan
Sound
Mary Milton
Music
Max De Wardener
Principal Cast
Hans Matheson, Rebecca Palmer

Production Company

Kudos Film and Television Ltd
65 Great Portland Street
London
W1N 7WJ
UK

T+44 (0) 20 7580 8686
F+44 (0) 20 7580 8737

katie@kudosproductions.co.uk

Sales
Company

Channel 4
124 Horseferry Road
London
SW1P 2TX
UK

T+44 (0) 7396 4444

http://www.channel4.com