Director: Julien Temple Cast: Linus Roache, John Hannah, Samantha Morton
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The troubled friendship and occasional rivalry between two of England's greatest poets, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, is explored in an unorthodox light in this historical drama from renegade director Julian Temple. As Coleridge (Linus Roache), Wordsworth (John Hannah), and Lord Byron (Guy Lankester) await the news of who will be Great Britain's new poet laureate in 1816, Coleridge finds himself thinking back to 1795, when he and Wordsworth were two struggling writers involved in radical politics. Embracing the ideal of an agrarian society, Coleridge moves to the country, accompanied by his wife Sarah (Samantha Morton) and their infant son. Wordsworth soon follows, joined by his often argumentative sister Dorothy (Emily Woof). However, the two writers discover the hard work of maintaining a farm is not as conducive to their literary endeavors as they might have imagined, despite taking most available opportunities to shock the local bourgeoisie. It's not until Coleridge discovers laudanum (a tincture of alcohol and opium) that he finds the inspiration to create his first masterpiece, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Wordsworth soon finds his friend's fame is far surpassing his own, which brings an uncomfortable jealousy into their relationship; Coleridge, meanwhile, has developed a dangerous fondness for opium, which threatens to drown the creative spirit that it once sparked within him. Pandaemonium received its North American premiere at the 2000 Toronto Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/12/2002
UPC: 0696306031628
Original Release: 2000
Rating: PG13
Source: Polygram Usa Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Pan & Scan]
Sound: [Dolby Digital]
Time: 2:05:00

Special Features


Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Linus Roache Samuel Taylor Coleridge
John Hannah William Wordsworth
Samantha Morton Sara Coleridge
Emily Woof Dorothy Wordsworth
Emma Fielding Mary Wordsworth
Andy Serkis Thelwall
Samuel West Southey
Michael Harbour Walsh
William Scott-Masson Poole
Clive Merrison Gillman
Dexter Fletcher Davy

Technical Credits
Julien Temple Director
Annie Symons Costumes/Costume Designer
Frank Cottrell Boyce Screenwriter
Laurence Dorman Production Designer
Niven Howie Editor
Michael Kustow Co-producer
Nick Laws Asst. Director
John Lynch Cinematographer
Dario Marianelli Score Composer
Garth Marshall Sound/Sound Designer
Nick O'Hagan Producer
Liora Reich Casting
Ben Scott Art Director
David M. Thompson Executive Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selection
1. Chapter I [8:10]
2. Chapter II [8:14]
3. Chapter III [8:05]
4. Chapter IV [6:30]
5. Chapter V [8:15]
6. Chapter VI [4:16]
7. Chapter VII [10:27]
8. Chapter VIII [3:02]
9. Chapter IX [5:58]
10. Chapter X [9:39]
11. Chapter XI [4:24]
12. Chapter XII [7:04]
13. Chapter XIII [8:08]
14. Chapter XIV [12:48]
15. Chapter XV [14:16]

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