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by Mercedes Grower


"If you knew where it would end, would you ever begin?" A raw, dark comedy about endings and beginnings. A failed relationship is rarely predicted but always reviewed, and the film adopts this reverse narrative. Split into two halves, the film follows the tumultuous stories of nine couples. It plunges straight into the brutal and absurd endings of their relationships, and travels back in time to the moment when the spark of love between them first emerged. Using London as their match maker, each of their stories is unique, yet familiar to us all.

international title: Brakes
original title: Brakes
country: United Kingdom
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Mercedes Grower
film run: 82'
cast: Julian Barratt, Steve Oram, Paul McGannn, Kerry Fox, Peter Wight, Mercedes Grower, Julia Davis, Noel Fielding, Roland Gift, Seb Cardinal, Kate Hardie
cinematography by: Gabi Norland, Denzil Armour Brown
film editing: Yasmine Almosawi, Andy Hage
producer: Mercedes Grower
production: Brakes Film Production


main awards/selection

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 

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