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LA Without a Map

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Richard, at 22 has his life turned upside down during a burial in Bradford cemetery, when he meets Barbara, a beautiful young actress from Los Angeles. Leaving behind his inherited undertaker's business and well-meaning girlfriend he is destined to marry, Richard crosses the Atlantic in pursuit of love, adventure and a screenwriting career. As an Englishman abroad, Richard finds himself in situations that, seen from afar, are very funny, but close-up may prove tragic.

LA Without a Map is produced by Julie Baines and Sarah Daniel of UK based Dan Films. A stylish, fast-paced dramatic comedy, the film is directed by award-winning Mika Kaurismaki who also wrote the screenplay with Richard Rayner. The screenplay is adapted from Rayner's autobiographical cult hit novel - "Los Angeles Without a Map".


Type of film
Running Time
107 mins
35mm Kodak
Mika Kaurismaki
Deepak Nayar
Executive Producer
Deepak Nayar
Director of Photography
Michel Amathieu
Principal Cast
David Tennant, Vinessa Shaw, Julie Delpy, Vincent Gallo, James Le Gros, Cameron Bancroft
Screen Writers
Richard Rayner, Mika Kaurismaki

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Last updated 26th November 2005

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