The Waiting Room

Overview

Two strangers find their chance meeting in a South London train station suddenly bringing together two entirely separate groups of friends, colleagues, lovers, and acquaintances in director Roger Goldby's tale of intersecting lives. Anna (Anne-Marie Duff) and Stephen (Rolf Little) were sitting in a deserted train platform when kindly senior citizen Roger (Frank Finlay) engaged them in conversation while eagerly awaiting the arrival of his beloved wife. As they listen to Roger fondly reminiscing about all of the ...
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Overview

Two strangers find their chance meeting in a South London train station suddenly bringing together two entirely separate groups of friends, colleagues, lovers, and acquaintances in director Roger Goldby's tale of intersecting lives. Anna (Anne-Marie Duff) and Stephen (Rolf Little) were sitting in a deserted train platform when kindly senior citizen Roger (Frank Finlay) engaged them in conversation while eagerly awaiting the arrival of his beloved wife. As they listen to Roger fondly reminiscing about all of the things that he and his wife did when they were younger, Anna and Stephen realize that they have made a real connection and, if only for a moment, allow their individual lives to slip out of focus. Having recently separated from Toby (Adrian Bower), single mother Anna is now faced with the task of bringing up her young daughter Charlie all by herself. Anna's neighbors are married young parents Jem (Zoe Telford) and George (Rupert Graves). While Jem and Anna are close friends who share all of their secrets, the one thing that Anna hasn't let out is the fact that she has entered into a troublesome affair with George. Stephen, on the other hand, has recently moved in with Fiona (Christine Bottomly), who is so eager to start a family that even her parents are pressuring she and Stephen to get pregnant. But the more intense the pressure gets, the less certain Stephen becomes that he is prepared for such a commitment. It seems like the only peace Stephen can find these days is in his work at a local old folk's home and his friendship with understanding resident Helen (Phyllida Law). Later, after Stephen and Anna go their separate ways, their lives both move into a pivotal period as they find themselves wondering just what would happen should they ever meet again.
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Special Features

Theatrical Trailer; UK Trailer; Behind The Scenes
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/31/2010
  • UPC: 030306955490
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Ifc Independent Film
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:46:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 93,486

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anne-Marie Duff Anna
Ralf Little Stephen
Rupert Graves George
Frank Finlay Roger
Zoe Telford Jem
Phyllida Law Helen
Christine Bottomley Fiona
Adrian Bower Toby
Lizzy McInnerny Fiona's Mother
Alan Corduner Fiona's Father
Daisy Donovan
Technical Credits
Roger Goldby Director, Screenwriter
James Apsinall Cinematographer
James Aspinall Cinematographer
Danae Bravi Art Director
Kevin Brazier Sound/Sound Designer
Edmund Butt Score Composer
Sam Diamond Sound/Sound Designer
Chloe Emmerson Casting
Stephen Evans Executive Producer
Ursula Haworth Asst. Director
Ralph Holes Costumes/Costume Designer
Mathew Knights Sound/Sound Designer
Sarah Sulick Producer
David Thrasher Editor
Ana Viana Production Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Waiting Room
1. Opening Credits [3:10]
2. Whack It [5:14]
3. Reading [4:24]
4. Different Relationships [5:24]
5. "One More Time" [4:03]
6. At the Station [6:23]
7. Weekend With Daddy [4:05]
8. In the End There Is Love [4:30]
9. Back to the Station [5:09]
10. More Baby Talk [6:22]
11. Love at First Sight [7:37]
12. Daughter's Home [4:50]
13. The Next Day [8:39]
14. "It Needs To Stop" [4:01]
15. A Bad Friend [4:39]
16. Time to Think [7:13]
17. Parents and Kids [4:44]
18. Some Things Never Change [6:45]
19. Together At Last [4:26]
20. End Credits [3:46]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Waiting Room
   Play
   Chapters
   Bonus
      Theatrical Trailer
      UK Trailer
      Behind The Scenes
   Setup
      Subtitles
         English SDH
         Spanish
         Subtitles: Off
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