Orphans

Orphans

Director: Peter Mullan

Cast: Douglas Henshall, Gary Lewis, Stephen Cole

     
 
Following his Cannes award-winning performance in Ken Loach's My Name is Joe, Scottish actor Peter Mullan made his feature script and directorial debut with this British dark comedy-drama about four adult siblings on the eve of their mother's funeral in Glasgow. Eldest son Thomas (Gary Lewis) offers a tribute to her in a local pub, but his brother Michael

Overview

Following his Cannes award-winning performance in Ken Loach's My Name is Joe, Scottish actor Peter Mullan made his feature script and directorial debut with this British dark comedy-drama about four adult siblings on the eve of their mother's funeral in Glasgow. Eldest son Thomas (Gary Lewis) offers a tribute to her in a local pub, but his brother Michael (Douglas Henshall) is stabbed during a brawl at the bar, prompting third brother John (Stephen Cole) to seek vengeance. Michael evades medical treatment, trying to hold out until the next day in order to make a claim for workers compensation. Thomas leaves to join sister Sheila (Rosemarie Stevenson), who has cerebral palsy, in a night-long chapel vigil. The four attempt to reunite after they are separated when the full fury of a violent storm hits the town. Shown at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/17/2001
UPC:
0014381059823
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
NR
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:38:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Douglas Henshall Michael
Gary Lewis Thomas
Stephen Cole John
Rosemarie Stevenson Sheila
Frank Gallagher Tanga
Alex Norton Hanson

Technical Credits
Peter Mullan Director,Screenwriter
Lynn Aitken Costumes/Costume Designer
Craig Armstrong Score Composer
Peter Brill Sound/Sound Designer
Grant Scott Cameron Cinematographer
Frances Connell Art Director
Mark Goddard Asst. Director
Campbell Gordon Production Designer
Paddy Higson Executive Producer
Frances Higson Producer
Doreen Jones Casting
Colin Monie Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title; Saying [7:20]
2. Disrespect [7:45]
3. Angry Youth [6:01]
4. Hanging with Tanga [4:26]
5. Sidetracked [6:42]
6. A Taste of Fear [6:28]
7. Reflections [3:49]
8. Taking a Shot [6:28]
9. The Last Call [9:30]
10. One Track Mind [7:10]
11. A Sign? [4:30]
12. Lost Souls [5:46]
13. A Change of Heart [6:39]
14. Seeing the Light [6:23]
15. A Family Again [4:50]
16. End Credits [4:02]

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