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by Shane Meadows


Dek's idea of a tug of love was deciding between his girlfriend Shirley or his Ford Escort. That is, until Shirley's ex Jimmy rides into town with bags of cash, charisma and a wicked left hook.

original title: Once upon a time in the Midlands
country: United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands
sales agent: Film Four International
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Shane Meadows
film run: 103'
release date: IS 24/01/2003, UK 06/09/2002, IE 06/09/2002, CZ 06/02/2003
screenplay: Shane Meadows, Paul Fraser
cast: Robert Carlyle, Shirley Henderson, Rhys Ifans, Kathy Burke, Ricky Tomlinson
cinematography by: Brian Tufano BSC
film editing: Trevor Waite
music: Liz Gallagher
producer: Andrea Calderwood, James Wilson, Louise Knight
production: Slate Films, Senator Film Produktion, EMMI c/o Intermedia Film & Video
distributor: Film4 Distribution, Senator Film Verleih (DE), Hollywood CE (CZ), Angel Distribution (DK), CTV International (FR), Icelandic Film Corporation (IS), Bim Distribuzione (IT)

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