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Poppy Shakespeare

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Phil Fisk

Synopsis

N is a 13 year veteran of the Dorothy Fish, a psychiatric day hospital in North London, whose sole ambition is never to be discharged. But when glamorous Poppy bursts onto the scene, loudly protesting her sanity and desperate to get out, a baffled N reluctantly agrees to help her.

In a 21st century catch 22, the pair soon discover that to qualify for legal aid to pay for the lawyer to prove she is sane, Poppy must get sickness benefit, for which she must prove she is mad. Trapped in a crazy upside-down world, where nothing turns out to be quite what it seems, a curious friendship develops born of love.

Details

Year
2009
Type of film
Features
Running Time
89 mins
Format
Super 16
Director
Benjamin Ross
Producer
Charles Steel, Alasdair Flind
Editor
David Charap
Screenwriter
Sarah Williams
Director of Photography
Danny Cohen
Production Designer
Nina Kobiashvili
Sound
Gary Desmond
Music
Molly Nyman, Harry Escott
Principal Cast
Anna Maxwell Martin, Naomi Harris, Adrian Scarborough, Tessa Peake Jones, Jonathan Cullen, Joseph Altin

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Production Company

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