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Lost Dogs

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Synopsis

The film is a stylish British comedy-drama. A trio of New Age travellers/hippies dognap the beloved bulldogs of a Bristol-based antiques dealer, his wife and their detective son, and we have a full-on kidnap-and-ransom caper where everything goes pear-shaped before we reach a feel-good happy ending of sorts.

Maurice, the antiques dealer, is revealed to have no cash and is in debt to loan sharks. His fiery wife Maria-Carmen doesn't know about their cash problems. Their policeman son, Raymond, is incensed that his parents are being tormented and decides to take the law into his own hands. The hippie girl, Norah, is a devotee of the deity Luvah and turns on the 'angry brigade' class warrior Dennis when he threatens to harm the dogs. At the ransom drop, Norah's boyfriend Spook is accidentally killed and Norah sees him received into the next world by Luvah. So it's down to her and Raymond to put all things right - which they do, more or less. 

Details

Year
2005
Type of film
Features
Running Time
100 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Jim Doyle
Producer
Neville Raschid, John Sapsford
Editor
Jim Doyle
Screenwriter
Tony Macnabb
Director of Photography
Steve Albins
Sound
Nick Stocker
Principal Cast
Ron Moody, Lesley Joseph, Tom Watt, Jeremy Edwards, Martin Trenaman, Karen Graham

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Production Company

Optimist Films Ltd
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London W5 2SQ
UK

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