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The Lives of the Saints

  • Film

Time Out says

The debut feature from photographer Rankin and directing partner Cottam has an unusual history: the Italian fashion brand Meltin’ Pot offered the directors a pot of money to find a script and shoot it in a matter of weeks. The chosen script – 20 years old – by Tony Grisoni (‘Brothers of the Head’) brings a touch of magic realism to Haringey’s Green Lanes, marrying poetic dialogue to the realist setting and characters of the area. A larger-than-life James Cosmo, playing a local crim, lords it over the pool rooms and kebab shops of the neighbourhood – a place of drab existences until two youths discover a mysterious, silent child who starts to grant everyone whatever wish they desire. Ambitious and beguiling.
Written by Dave Calhoun

Release Details

  • Rated:15
  • Release date:Friday 26 January 2007
  • Duration:101 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Chris Cottam, Rankin
  • Screenwriter:Tony Grisoni
  • Cast:
    • Bronson Webb
    • Daon Broni
    • David Leon
    • Marc Warren
    • Gillian Kearney
    • Sam MacLintock
    • Emma Pierson
    • James Cosmo
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