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Heartlands

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Synopsis

Heartlands is the richly comic story of a man who decides to give up his local shop and travel on an odyssey across the heartland's of England to retrieve his first love, his friends and his dignity.

Colin is a naïve, gentle man whose life is turned upside down when his wife leaves him for the captain of the local darts team. He follows them to Blackpool from the Midlands on his beloved Honda 50, stopping and meeting an odd variety of new friends on the road who in different ways help him work out what he has to do to mend his broken heart and salvage the rest of this life.

The film is a humorous tale of innocence seen through the eyes of a man who has never quite grown up and must, for the first time, confront the outside world. It is set in the beautiful, mysterious landscape of the Peak District in the North of England, populated by a bizarre collection of campers, ramblers and hikers all at one with their surroundings.

Details

Year
2002
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Damien O' Donnell
Producer
Andrew Eaton, Michael Winterbottom, Duncan Kenworthy, Andrew MacDonald
Editor
Fran Parker
Screenwriter
Paul Fraser
Director of Photography
Alwin Kuchler
Sound
Christian Wangler
Principal Cast
Michael Sheen, Mark Addy, Jim Carter, Celia Imrie, Ruth Jones, Paul Shane, Mark Strong

Genre

Production Company

Miramax Films
Elsey House
24-30 Great Titchfield Street
London
W1W 8BF
UK

http://www.miramax.com

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Company

Miramax International
Miramax Films
Elsey House
24-30 Great Titchfield Street
London
W1W 8BF
UK

http://www.miramax.com