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Synopsis

Gypo, the first British Dogme95-certified feature film, reveals how suburban fears and tabloid sensationalism have come to perpetuate the myths surrounding refugees. 

Helen has been married to Paul for 25 years. She lives a monotonous and frozen existence and is desperate, damaged and looking for change. Paul is on the brink of a breakdown, sick and tired of being in the poverty trap. Bitter, hypocritical and bigoted, his biggest fear is change. Into their lives comes Tasha, a Romany Czech refugee awaiting her British passport and her chance for freedom - a concept taken for granted by all those around her. 

The story is told in three revelatory narratives, each from a particular character's point of view, and reveals how the disintegration of an ordinary working-class family finally comes to a head when unexpected emotions are unleashed.

Details

Year
2006
Type of film
Features
Running Time
98 mins
Format
HiDef
Director
Jan Dunn 1st Feature
Producer
Barry Bassett, Mark Foligno, Tamara Syer, James O' Donnell
Co-Producer
Barry Bassett, Mark Foligno, Tamara Syer, James O' Donnell
Editor
Emma Collins
Screenwriter
Jan Dunn
Director of Photography
Jacob Kusk
Sound
Michelle Mascoll
Music
Christiane Bjorg Nielsen, Labrador
Principal Cast
Pauline McLynn, Paul McGann, Rula Lenska, Chloe Sirene

Production Company

Medb Films Ltd
10-11 Nelson Crescent
Royal Harbour
Ramsgate
Kent CT1 9JF
UK

T +44 (0)87 0340 7215

info@medbfilms.com
http://www.medbfilms.com
http://www.gypothefilm.co.uk

Sales
Company

Swipe Films
76 Wardour Street
London W1D 6QB
UK

T +44 (0)20 7851 8602
F+44 (0)20 7792 3933

frank@swipefilms.com
http://www.swipefilms.com