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by Richard Ayoade


Oliver Tate is a 15-year-old Swansea schoolboy with problems. A pathetic, but calculated, attempt at bullying earns him the affection of his desirable eczematous classmate Jordana, who introduces Oliver to the thrills of pyromania and dictates to him what he should be writing about her in his diary. Oliver is troubled by the state of his parents' marriage, noting that the dimmer switch hasn't been lowered in their bedroom for some time. His father Lloyd does an academic job nobody understands or appreciates, while appearing to be always teetering on the verge of breakdown, and Oliver suspects mother Jill to be having an affair with her old flame, the mullet-haired new-age evangelist Graham. Oliver hardens his resolve to keep his parents together, and to lose his virginity to Jordana.

original title: Submarine
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: Protagonist Pictures
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Richard Ayoade
film run: 97'
release date: GB 18/03/2011, IE 18/03/2011, NO 13/05/2011, EE 16/06/2011, FR 20/07/2011, SE 26/08/2011, DK 08/09/2011, NL 22/09/2011, PT 13/10/2011, HU 20/10/2011, BE 16/11/2011, DE 17/11/2011, PL 27/01/2012
screenplay: Richard Ayoade
cast: Sally Hawkins, Noah Taylor, Paddy Considine, Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige
cinematography by: Erik Wilson
art director: Gary Williamson
producer: Andy Stebbing, Mark Herbert, Mary Burke
production: Warp X Films Ltd., Film4, UK Film Council
backing: The Wales Creative IP Fund, The Film Agency for Wales, Optimum Releasing, Protagonist Pictures, Red Hour Films
distributor: StudioCanal, Mars Distribution, Gutek Films, NonStop Entertainment, September Film Distribution, Imagine, Kool Filmdistribution, Surtsey Films


main awards/selection

BFI London Film Festival 2010 
Berlinale 2011 Forum

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