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by Tom Hooper


The confrontational and darkly humorous story of Brian Clough's doomed 44 day tenure as manager of the reigning champions of English football Leeds United. Previously managed by his bitter rival Don Revie, and on the back of their most successful period ever as a football club, Leeds had an aggressive and cynical style of football - an anathema to the principled yet flamboyant Brian Clough, who had achieved astonishing success as manager of Hartlepool and Derby County building teams in his own vision with trusty lieutenant Peter Taylor. Taking the Leeds job without Taylor by his side, with a changing room full of Don's boys, would lead to an unheralded examination of Clough's belligerence and brilliance over 44 days. This is that story. The story of The Damned United.

original title: The Damned United
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: Sony Pictures Europe UK
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Tom Hooper
release date: FR 18/11/2009
screenplay: Peter Morgan
cast: Michael Sheen, Colm Meaney, Timothy Spall, Jim Broadbent, Stephen Graham, Martin Compston, Peter McDonald
cinematography by: Ben Smithard
film editing: Melanie Oliver
art director: Eve Stewart
costumes designer: Mike O'Neill
music: Rob Lane
producer: Andy Harries, Grainne Marmion
production: BBC Films, Sony Pictures Europe UK Ltd
backing: Screen Yorkshire
distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing France
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