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Final Cut


At the wake of an actor who has died in sudden and unexpected circumstances, a group of friends gather around the grieving Sadie only to find themselves being filmed to conclude a movie the deceased had been working on in the months leading up to his death. To help them understand why she wishes to complete the film, Sadie shows the group earlier footage in which they've been filmed unaware by video cameras hidden around the house (in living rooms, bedrooms and toilet!) at dinners, parties and so on. The footage of the friends, interspersed with Jude's own to-camera sequences (commenting on what they are watching) turns out to be shocking and often explicit recordings of personal conversations, drug taking and sexual encounters. As a result the wake increasingly descends into an absurdly comic, recriminatory and violent debacle as the group confront each other over the truths revealed on video. Final Cut is a wildly outrageous, extremely funny 'false' documentary partially filmed on video, where the actors use their own names and play fictionalised versions of their real personalities. Guaranteed to offend some and intrigue others,Final Cut is an ambitious and entertaining low budget film featuring some of the cream of young British acting talent.


Type of film
Running Time
90 mins
35mm Fuji
Dominic Anciano, Ray Burdis 1st Feature
Jim Beach
Executive Producer
Jim Beach
Director of Photography
John Ward
Principal Cast
Sadie Frost, Ray Winstone, Jude Law
Screen Writers
Dominic Anciano, Ray Burdis


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Last updated 26th November 2005

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