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Flashbacks of a Fool

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Nick Wall

Synopsis

Joe Scott is a fading Hollywood star, instantly recognisable to the public, whose hedonistic lifestyle of sex, drugs, and celebrity has taken its toll. Handsome even in his drug-addled 40s, he leads a directionless, lonely life in his opulent Malibu mansion whilst outside the tide of public opinion has turned firmly against him.

Flash back 25 years to the 1970s and small town life set to the beat of Roxy Music and Bowie. Joe's rights of passage as a young man in a tiny British seaside community lay the foundations for the Hollywood dream he goes on to experience. His budding sexuality, his boyhood camaraderie, the untoward advances of a voluptuous older woman, and his teenage actions lead to unforeseen, tragic consequences, which will ultimately force him to flee in search of a new life.

Flash forward to the present day. Following news of the demise of Joe's childhood friend Boots, he makes the journey back to England for the funeral. Once there, he must face the ghosts of his past; his family, his friends and his first love, Ruth.

Details

Year
2008
Type of film
Features
Director
Bailie Walsh 1st Feature
Producer
Daniel Craig, Sean Ellis
Co-Producer
Daniel Craig, Sean Ellis
Editor
Struan Clay
Screenwriter
Bailie Walsh
Director of Photography
John Mathieson
Production Designer
Laurence Dorman
Sound
Howie Nicol
Music
Richard Hartley
Principal Cast
Daniel Craig, Helen McCrory, Olivia Williams, Emilia Fox, Mark Strong, James D'Arcy, Claire Forlani, Jodhi May, Alfie Allen, Sid Mitchell, Eve, Harry Eden, Max Deacon

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Production Company

Left Turn Films
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UK

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Sales
Company

Arclight Films
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Australia

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