London Road

 
2006. Suffolk, ein kleines Städtchen in der Grafschaft Ipswich. Verteilt über verschiedene Orte werden im Dezember fünf Frauenleichen entdeckt. Der Schock in der Gemeinde sitzt tief. Die Polizei geht von einer Ein-Täter-Theorie aus. Und nur wenige Tage später, kurz vor Weihnachten, fasst sie ihn, den sogenannten Ipswich Strangler. Als filmische Adaption des gleichnamigen Welterfolges am National Theatre spürt London Road den erschütternden Gegebenheiten nach. Im Zentrum des bahnbrechenden Musicals: die originalen Zeugenaussagen jener Menschen, die sich urplötzlich und völlig unversehens im Epizentrum der Ereignisse wiederfanden.

London Road documents the events that shook Suffolk in 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. The residents of London Road had struggled for years with frequent soliciting and kerb-crawling on their street. The film follows the community who found themselves at the epicenter of the tragic events. Using their own words set to an innovative musical score, London Road tells a moving story of ordinary people coming together during the darkest of experiences. Hailed as a remarkable, ground-breaking work during two sell-out runs at the National Theatre, the feature film adaptation of “London Road” reunites the award winning team.

Director's Biography
RUFUS NORRIS, born in 1965, was an actor for several years before turning to stage directing. For the National Theatre he has directed several critically acclaimed plays, including “London Road” by Alecky Blythe and Adam Cork. Rufus Norris’ debut feature film Broken premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2012 and won the Award for Best Film at the British Independent Film Awards in 2013. In April 2015, Norris will succeed Nicholas Hytner as director of the National Theatre. // Films (selection): Broken (2012), London Road (2015)
European Panorama Fiction 2016
Rufus Norris
Großbritannien 2015
color
92 Minuten
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Drehbuch Alecky Blythe, based on the stage musical by Alecky Blythe and Adam Cork
Kamera Danny Cohen
Schnitt John Wilson
Ton/Sounddesign John Midgley
Musik Adam Cork
Mit Olivia Colman, Clare Burt, Rosalie Craig, Anita Dobson, James Doherty, Kate Fleetwood, Hal Fowler, Linzi Hateley, Paul Hilton, Nick Holder, Claire Moore, Michael Shaeffer, Nicola Sloane, Paul Thornley, Howard Ward, Duncan Wisbey, Tom Hardy
Produzent*innen Dixie Linder (Cuba Pictures, GB)
Produktion
Cuba Pictures 28-29 Haymarket London SW1E 4EE, Great Britain emily@cubapictures.co.uk www.cubapictures.co.uk
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Toronto International Film Festival 2015

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere