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One For The Road

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Synopsis

One For The Road is a British anti-buddy movie exploring the frailty and weakness of male bonding. A black comedy, following the lives of four men who meet on a rehabilitation course for drink drivers who have lost their licences.
Jimmy is young, ambitious and desperate to sell his late father's business; Paul has been salesman of the year three times running; Richard is a retired millionaire property developer and Mark, likable and honest, is a marijuana dependant taxi driver come part-time philosopher.
Very quickly they realise the course is the networking opportunity of a lifetime as Paul, Mark and Jimmy plot to relieve Richard of some of his wealth. However, unbeknown to them, he is savvy to their plans and is always one step ahead.
An innovative black comedy, the film pushes the boundaries of digital video technology as it follows the events of the four men on a week long course, bonding over the idiocy of Role Play, the battlefields of Paintball, nights of drinking and impotent passion, and an end of course celebration party round the pool at the millionaire's mansion.

Details

Year
2003
Type of film
Features
Running Time
94 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Chris Cooke 1st Feature
Producer
Kate Ogborn
Co-Producer
Helen Solomon, Alexander O’Neal
Executive Producer
Peter Carlton, Robin Gutch, Paul Trijbits
Editor
Nick Fenton
Screenwriter
Chris Cooke
Director of Photography
Nick Gordon Smith
Production Designer
Jason Carlin
Sound
Tim Barker
Music
Steve Blackman
Principal Cast
Rupert Procter, Greg Chisholm, Mark Devenport, Hywel Bennett, Julie Legrand, Micaiah Dring

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Production Company

One For The Road Films Ltd
22 Harcombe Road
London
N16 0SA
+44 (0)20 7249 8539
ko@thebureau.co.uk