The Living and the Dead

Overview

A family facing myriad disasters is forced to confront one in the form of their own son in this harrowing psychological drama from British filmmaker Simon Rumley. Donald Brocklebank Roger Lloyd Pack is a former British nobleman who has lost his peerage, and with it his fortune. The Brocklebank estate has fallen into disrepair, Donald's wife, Nancy Kate Fahy, is suffering from an advanced case of cancer that makes nearly any effort an agony, and their son, James Leo Bill, is a manic depressive with violent ...
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Overview

A family facing myriad disasters is forced to confront one in the form of their own son in this harrowing psychological drama from British filmmaker Simon Rumley. Donald Brocklebank Roger Lloyd Pack is a former British nobleman who has lost his peerage, and with it his fortune. The Brocklebank estate has fallen into disrepair, Donald's wife, Nancy Kate Fahy, is suffering from an advanced case of cancer that makes nearly any effort an agony, and their son, James Leo Bill, is a manic depressive with violent tendencies and the mind of a child. Only an operation that Donald cannot afford will save Nancy's life, so he has made plans to sell the estate in order to pay for the surgery and her subsequent care. However, Donald has to travel out of town for several days in order to complete the details of the sale. He has arranged for Mary Sarah Ball, a nurse who has worked for the family before, to care for his wife while he's away, but Donald is forced to leave before Mary arrives. Determined to show his father that he's a responsible adult, James announces he'll be "looking after Mummy," locks Mary out of the house, disconnects the telephone, and stages a minor siege as Mary is determined to save Nancy's life. Nancy slowly slips into a panic as her brutal and incompetent son nearly claims her life, and matters become uglier when Mary contacts the police about the situation at the Brocklebank mansion. The Living and the Dead won the Jury Award in five categories including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor at the 2006 Austin Fantastic Fest.
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Special Features

Making-of featurette, Deleted scenes, Original trailer, Stills gallery, Laughter - A Short film by Simon Rumley
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/25/2008
  • UPC: 807839003321
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Tla
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:23:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 71,045

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leo Bill James
Kate Fahy Nancy
Roger Lloyd-Pack Donald, Donald Brocklebank
Sarah Ball Mary
Neil Conrich
Richard Wills-Cotton
Alan Perrin
Richard Syms
Technical Credits
Simon Rumley Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Richard Chester Score Composer
Simon Downes Asst. Director
Will Field Art Director, Production Designer
Giant Films Producer
Mark Foligno Executive Producer
Jacqueline Fowler Makeup
Elliott Grove Executive Producer
Milton Kam Cinematographer
Alisdair McKey Art Director
Steve Milne Executive Producer
Joyce Nettles Casting
Nick O'Hagan Producer
Ben Putland Editor
Carl Schoenfeld Co-producer, Producer
Ash Tirabady Sound/Sound Designer
Uday Tiwari Executive Producer
Keith Tunney Sound/Sound Designer
Mick Ward Asst. Director
Alice Wolfbauer Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Living and the Dead
1. Not Normal [1:59]
2. Don't Be Long [:16]
3. Man of the House [:21]
4. No Medication [:22]
5. In the Bath [2:39]
6. Take Your Pills [:24]
7. The Rescue [2:15]
8. Better Again [:25]
9. Scared And Scarred [:51]
10. Bleed for Me [:13]
11. My Son [:29]
12. Have to Go Now [:57]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Living and the Dead
   Play Film
   Chapters
   Special Features
      Creating The Living And The Dead
      Deleted Scenes
      Short Film: Laughter By Director Simon Rumley
      Photo Gallery
      TLA Releasing Trailers
         Rapturious
         Pistoleros
         The Wedding Party
         Danger After Dark Box Set
   Audio Setup
      2.0 Stereo
      5.1 Surround Sound
      Play Film
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