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The Quarry Men

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Synopsis

The plot revolves around two guys, Alex and Aidan, who go on holiday to Cornwall, staying in Alex's Uncle's pub. They anticipate two weeks of indulgence of the senses. They want women and beer. This illusion is partially destroyed when, on arrival, they discover that they are to work slavishly for Alex's Uncle. The illusion is shattered, however, when they realise that indulgence of the senses is not an easy process. Their attempts to attract females disintegrate into embarrassing farce. Even the accepted norms of a seaside holiday, such as sun and sea, slip through their fingers with astonishing regularity. Beneath the comic events and the pacy dialogue, is a more profound discussion on the fragility of fidelity and the loss of direction many of us feel during our early twenties, when we realise that after years of struggling for independence and freedom, we aren't quite sure what happens next . . .'

Details

Year
2000
Type of film
Features
Running Time
86 mins
Format
35mm Kodak
Director
Toby White
Producer
Lionel Newcombe
Executive Producer
Lionel Newcombe
Editor
Eddie Hamilton, Lucy Chapman
Director of Photography
James Solan
Music
Ilan Eshkeri
Principal Cast
Richard Wellings-Thomas, Craig Henderson, Damien Matthews, Kate Stevenson-Payne
Screen Writer
Toby White

Genre

Production Company

Gangster Pictures
Contact: Toby White
1 Devonshire Gardens
London W4 3TW
Tel: 020 8742 8595
Fax: 020 7743 3810

Sales
Company

Trans World International
Contact: Simon Barnes
Fifth Floor
Axis Centre
Burlington Lane
London
Tel: 020 8233 5305
Fax: 020 8233 5301
Sbarnes@imgworld.com