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The Souvenir (2019)

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A young film student in the early '80s becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man.

Director:

Joanna Hogg

Writer:

Joanna Hogg (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Young Neil Young ... Radio Interviewer
Tosin Cole ... Phil
Jack McMullen ... Jack
Frankie Wilson ... Frankie
Honor Swinton Byrne ... Julie
Hannah Ashby Ward Hannah Ashby Ward ... Tracy
Janet Etuk ... Janet
Chyna Terrelonge-Vaughan ... Ray
Tom Burke ... Anthony
Tilda Swinton ... Rosalind
Alice McMillan ... Elisa
Barbara Peirson Barbara Peirson ... Barbara
James Dodds James Dodds ... James
Dick Fontaine Dick Fontaine ... Head of Film School
Steve Gough Steve Gough ... Head of Direction
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A young film student in the early '80s becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Past Never Stays in Focus.

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality, graphic nudity, drug material and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Julie's London flat is a perfect replica of the one that director Joanna Hogg lived in at that age. The set was built inside of an airplane hanger, and the city views seen through the windows are 35mm projections of photographs that Hogg took in her twenties. See more »

Quotes

Anthony: We don't know what the inner machinations of their mind are, or their heart. We don't know. But that's what we want to know when we go and see a film. We don't wanna just see life played out as is. We wanna see life as it is experienced, within this soft machine, within this...
Julie: But the life of Tony and his mother, they're the lives of real people. I'm not- I'm not making that up.
Anthony: Why are they more real than me?
Julie: They're not more real than you.
Anthony: Am I more real than you?
Julie: No. I think we're all equal...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The credits end with "The Souvenir Part 2 coming soon" See more »

Connections

References It Happened One Night (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

Love My Way
Performed by The Psychedelic Furs (as Psychedelic Furs)
Written by John Ashton, Richard Butler (as Richard Lofthouse Butler), Tim Butler (as Timothy Butler), Vince Ely (as Vincent Davey)
Licenced courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.
Publishing by EMI Songs Ltd.
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I've just painted a wall you could take a look at
5 September 2019 | by bryan-16440See all my reviews

I am sure that the film makers tried to portray the problems of an awful relationship. Unfortunately they didn't try hard enough.

Some thoughts: Ponderous Unbelievable characters Unbelievable plot Unbelievable relationship realisation of true events All the actors should've impro'd not just Julie. Poor acting No tension Disjointed scenes Seemed like a film student's first attempt to make a film The dogs were great.

I see that there will be a Part 2 - I won't bother.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 2019 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Souvenir See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$78,400, 19 May 2019

Gross USA:

$1,036,737

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,719,157
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1.66 : 1
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