The Navigators

The Navigators

Großbritannien / Deutschland / Spanien 2000/2001, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Sheffield, south Yorkshire, 1995. A group of maintenance workers find themselves with a new boss after the privatization of British Rail. The new company is called East Midland Infrastructure and it is out to radically cut operating costs, as well as downsizing the workforce under the cover of a highly cinematic entity named the Foundation for the Future. Paul and his divorced mate, Mick, who’s sleeping temporarily on Paul’s couch, have already been offered severance packages. ‘Anyone who stands in the way of change is out, okay?’ ...

Working from a script by former railway worker and union activist Rob Dawber (1956 – 2001), Ken Loach presents episodes in the life of a deregulated workplace. Building from comic to tragic events, in an echo of the divestiture of the state ‘mother company,’ the plot traces the planned, inexorably advancing disbanding of a close, trusted family-like collective of workers – culminating in a serious accident caused by a system in which the colleagues, discharged to (seeming) self-employment, become rivals.

Source: 64. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

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Director:Ken Loach
Assistant director:David Gilchrist
Screenplay:Rob Dawber
Director of photography:Mike Eley, Barry Ackroyd
Set design:Martin Johnson
Make-up artist:Joyce Dean
Costume design:Theresa Hughes
Editing:Jonathan Morris
Sound:Ray Beckett
Music:George Fenton
  
Cast: 
Sean GlennHarpic
Andy SwallowLen
Charlie BrownJack
Juliet BatesFiona
John AstonBill Walters
Graham HeptinstallOwen
Angela SavilleTracy
Dean AndrewsJohn
Thomas CraigCraig
Joe DuttinePaul
Steve HuisonPaul
Venn TraceyGerry
  
Production company:Parallax Pictures Ltd. (London), Road Movies Filmproduktion GmbH (Berlin), Tornasol Films S.A. (Madrid), Alta Films S.A. (Madrid)
in association with:Channel Four (London), ARD Degeto Film (Frankfurt am Main), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)/Arte (Köln), Diaphana Distribution (Paris), Bim Distribuzione S.r.l. (Rom), Cinéart (Paris)
Producer:Rebecca O'Brian
Co-Producer:Ulrich Felsberg
Shoot:09.10.2000-14.11.2000: Sheffield
Original distributor:Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Film Consortium, Arts Council of England, Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Media Programm der EU (Brüssel)
Length:2612 m, 95 min
Format:s16mm - Blow-Up 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 11.09.2002, 91680, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 27.10.2001, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 10.10.2002

Titles

Originaltitel (GB DE) The Navigators
Weiterer Titel (DE) The Navigators - Geschichten von den Gleisen
Weiterer Titel (ES) La Cuadrilla

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Length:2612 m, 95 min
Format:s16mm - Blow-Up 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 11.09.2002, 91680, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 27.10.2001, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 10.10.2002
 

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