email print share on Facebook share on Twitter share on reddit pin on Pinterest

DEAN SPANLEY

by Toa Fraser

synopsis

England, 1904. Henslowe Fisk and his ailing father decide to go to a lecture on re-incarnation. While there, they meet Dean Spanley. Later encountering the Dean Henslowe decides to ask the man to dinner, enticing him with the promise of his favourite tipple Imperial Tokay. After two glasses of the wine - the Dean begins to recount strange recollections of his past life. Henslowe becomes intrigued and as these alcohol-induced investigations continue, it becomes clear that Dean Spanley has an initmate connection to someone else close to Henslowe, a revelation that will ultimately prove incredibly cathartiic for all concerned.

original title: Dean Spanley
country: United Kingdom, New Zealand
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Toa Fraser
film run: 95'
release date: UK 12/12/2008, ES 01/01/2009
screenplay: Alan Sharp
cast: Sam Neill, Jeremy Northam, Bryan Brown, Peter O'Toole
cinematography by: Leon Narbey
film editing: Chris Plummer
art director: Andrew McAlpine
music: Don McGlashan
producer: Alan Harris, Matthew Metcalfe, David Parfitt, Finola Dwyer
production: Atlantic Film Group, General Film Corporation (NZ)
(The article continues below - Commercial information)