Metroland

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  • Genre(s): Comedy Drama
  • Release year: 1997
  • Running time: 105 min
Metroland is a 1997 British comedy-drama film directed by Philip Saville and starring Christian Bale and Emily Watson. Written by Adrian Hodges, based on the novel Metroland by Julian Barnes, the film is about a man whose calm and predictable life is... read more

Metroland is a 1997 British comedy-drama film directed by Philip Saville and starring Christian Bale and Emily Watson. Written by Adrian Hodges, based on the novel Metroland by Julian Barnes, the film is about a man whose calm and predictable life is disrupted by the sudden reappearance after ten years of his best friend, which leads him to remember his carefree youth in Paris, to question some of his lifestyle decisions, and to re-evaluate his life and marriage. Mark Knopfler wrote the score and produced the Metroland soundtrack, which is supplemented by some additional tracks appropriate to the period depicted in the film. The executive producer Andrew Bendel and director Philip Saville needed three songs from the punk era to be included in the live band scenes played by a fictitious group called The Subverts. Danny de Matos and Del Bartle were asked to write the songs to be included in the film. These three particular songs featured in the film (although not included on the Polygram soundtrack) "Amerikkka We Hate You", "Destroy the Hoi Polloi" and "You Destiny" were also produced by Danny de Matos.

Original Release

08/30/1997

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Cast

Directors

Philip Saville

Writers

Adrian Hodges, Julian Barnes

Cast

Christian Bale Chris
Elsa Zylberstein Annick
Emily Watson Marion
Lee Ross Toni
Rufus Henri
John Wood The Retired Commuter
Amanda Ryan Joanna
Jonathan Aris Dave
Ifan Meredith Mickey
Boris Terral Jacques
Lucy Speed Punk Girl
Bill Thomas Middle-Aged Commuter
Bethan Fairbairn Amy
Daisy Fairbairn Amy
Del Bartle One of The Subverts
Gareth Batson One of The Subverts
Danny De Matos One of The Subverts
Brad Waissman One of The Subverts
Kerry Burton Secretary
Mark Chapman Tennis player

Producers

Editors

Greg Miller

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