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Mister Foe (2008)

Mister Foe

Overview


Genre

Drama, Romance

Release Date

September 05, 2008 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

95 min.

Studio

Magnolia Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

David Mackenzie

Producer

Gillian Berrie

Screenwriter

David Mackenzie, Ed Whitmore

Starring

Story


Starring Jamie Bell ("King Kong," "Flags of Our Fathers," and "Jumper") in his first starring role in a British film since his breakout debut in "Billy Elliot," "Mister Foe" a story of people seeing life differently.

Hallam Foe (Bell) is a troubled young man whose knack for voyeurism paradoxically reveals his darkest fears, and his most peculiar desires. A 17-year-old misfit, Hallam spends lonely days spying on others at his father's (Ciaran Hinds) estate in the Scottish Highlands. Haunted by his mother's sudden death, he begins to suspect that his beautiful step mother (Claire Forlani) may have had a played a hand in it. Confusing matters even more for Hallam, he finds himself attracted and repelled by her in equal measure.

When the tension that has been brewing between the two erupts, Hallam runs away. Out of money and out of friends, he crashes down into reality in Edinburgh. Adept at fading into the background and peering in on the lives of others to escape his own every day life, he continues what he learned at home to the city. He soon becomes obsessed with Kate (Sophia Myles), who bears an uncanny resemblance to his mother. When his world collides with Kate's and the reality of life back home, he is faced with betraying the memory of the mother he longs for or using his one last chance to grow up.

Directed and co-written by David Mackenzie ("Young Adam"), "Mister Foe" stars Jamie Bell, Sophia Myles ("Tristan + Isolde," "Thunderbirds"), Claire Forlani ("Meet Joe Black," "CSI: NY") and Ciaran Hinds ("There Will Be Blood," upcoming "Stop Loss"). "Mister Foe" is produced by Gillian Berrie, co-written by Ed Whitmore, based on the novel "Hallam Foe" by Peter Jinks, and executive produced by Matthew Justice. The film was an Official Selection at the Berlin Film Festival and the Edinburgh Film Festival.

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Claire Forlani stars as Verity Foe and Ciaran Hinds stars as Julius Foe in Magnolia Pictures' Mister Foe (2008)
Jamie Bell stars as Hallam Foe in Magnolia Pictures' Mister Foe (2008)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..beautifully realised and thoroughly enjoyable..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
“..much more than just another well-made coming-of-age drama..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
“..impressive..”
by Neil Smith [BBC Films]