From a layered script by Matt Greenhalgh, Michael Winterbottom’s creative approach is energetic and inspired. Starting in black and white, the film’s aesthetic transforms over time, mirroring the cinema styles of each period (with a soundtrack that follows suit).
After struggling for years to bring Raymond’s story to the screen, Steve Coogan delivers a remarkable performance in a dramatic role sure to reframe his career. Was the man who railed against social hypocrisies simply a hypocrite himself? Coogan fully inhabits this complicated and contradictory man who seems almost tragic, invoking Oscar Wilde’s remark, “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” - J. N.
About the Director
Cast and Credits
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Screenwriter: Matt Greenhalgh
Executive Producers: Andrew Eaton, Jenny Borgars, Katherine Butler, Norman Merry, Danny Perkins, Piers Wenger
Producer: Melissa Parmenter
Cinematographer: Hubert Taczanowski
Editor: Mags Arnold
Production Designer: Jacqueline Abrahams
Composers: Antony Genn, Mark Slattery
Principal Cast: Steve Coogan, Anna Friel, Imogen Poots, Tamsin Egerton
Contact: Melanie Vazeux / StudioCanal / Melanie.VAZEUX@studiocanal.com / +33 (0)1 71 35 51 39