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Shot on location at the world famous music festival “T in the Park”: American pop star Adam and minor British rock chick Morello are playing at the same venue. The only other thing they have in common is their mastery of sarcastic wisecracks. As their childish spat escalates, a mischievous preacher handcuffs them together as punishment before disappearing into the crowd with the only key. All attempts to break free are thwarted. Respective band mates and romantic partners are caught in the crossfire but can only look on as Adam and Morello begin to realise there is no escape. 24 hours of mayhem and festival revelry ensues but when the cuffs are off and the dust has settled, their lives may never be the same again.

Director's Biography
David Mackenzie, born 1966 in Scotland. After completing nine shorts and a documentary, his first feature was THE LAST GREAT WILDERNESS (2002). He gained first international attention with YOUNG ADAM (2003), which won the Best New British Feature award at the 2003 Edinburgh International Film Festival, and David won British Newcomer of the Year from the 2004 London Critics Circle Film Awards. YOU INSTEAD was screened in official selections at SXSW and Glasgow Film Festival 2011. // Films (Selected): HALLAM FOE: THIS IS MY STORY (2007), SPREAD (2009), PERFECT SENSE (2011), YOU INSTEAD (2011)
European Panorama Fiction 2012
David Mackenzie
Great Britain 2011
80 minutes
OV with German subtitles
Screenplay Thomas Leveritt
Cinematography Giles Nuttgens
Editing Jake Roberts
With Luke Treadaway, Natalia Tena, Sophie Wu, Mathew Baynton, Gavin Mitchell, Alastair MacKenzie, Ruta Gedmintas, Kari Corbett
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