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Exile BBC [DVD]

John Simm , Jim Broadbent , John Alexander    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: John Simm, Jim Broadbent, Olivia Colman, Claire Goose, Timothy West
  • Directors: John Alexander
  • Writers: Paul Abbott, Daniel Brocklehurst
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Fremantle Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 13 Jun 2011
  • Run Time: 176 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004P9MW5I
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,992 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Tom Ronstadt (JOHN SIMM) is a successful London journalist who, with his career and life falling apart, returns to his home town in Lancashire for the first time in 18 years.

He finds his father Sam (JIM BROADBENT), who Tom idolised as a child, in the grip of Alzheimer's - a once formidable man now being cared for by his sister Nancy (OLIVIA COLMAN).

Over the three episodes Tom unravels the mystery linked to his childhood that drove him away all those years ago. As his frustrations grow with his father's failure to remember the past, he persists unaware that he is unearthing a devastating crime that will reveal secrets he could never have imagined.

Special Features: Director's commentaries; Exile: Behind the Scenes; Alzheimer's Society short films and further information.

Contains subtitles.

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: 2-DVD Set, Behind the scenes, Commentary, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Short Film, SYNOPSIS: Tom Ronstadt (John Simm) is a successful London journalist who, with his career and life falling apart, returns to his home town in Lancashire for the first time in 18 years. He finds his father Sam (Jim Broadbent), who Tom idolised as a child, in the grip of Alzheimer's - a once formidable man now being cared for by his sister Nancy (Olivia Coleman). Over the three episodes Tom unravels the mystery linked to his childhood that drove him away all those years ago. As his frustrations grow with his father's failure to remember the past, he persists unaware that he is unearthing a devastating crime that will reveal secrets he could never have imagined. ...Exile - Season 1 - 2-DVD Set ( Exile ) ( Exile - Season One )

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50 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sad ,sensitive and real 21 Jun 2011
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Tom Ronstadt (John Simm) comes home after fifteen + years away from his family to find his father (Jim Broadbent)suffering from Alzheimer's disease. He left home because his father savagely beat him up and is determined to find out what bought on this fit of rage. This is the plot and it is very very good !

However, what makes this brilliant drama so sad is that it gives us a small insight into the world of Alzheimer's disease and Jim Broadbent is just superb in his portrayal of someone who suffers from the disease.

What the writer (Danny Brocklehurst) has cleverly done is to weave a drama around the disease without making us go for the kleenex and getting us all depressed. At times we can even laugh about the disease which is so very true, yet so utterly sad.

In conclusion, a first rate drama with brilliant perfomances by Jim Broadbent,John Simm and Olivia Colman (who plays tom's sister).

Highly recommended and please watch it in one go !
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Restored your faith in British TV Drama 17 May 2011
There are no prizes for guessing that this could be good, with John Simm and Jim Broadbent taking the lead. But this isn't just good, it's outstanding. Both Broadbent and Simm excel, as do Olivia Colman and Shaun Dooley. It is gritty, thrilling and stylish (NOT stylised), with characters that are flawed, and yet still manage to evoke compassion from the viewer. There is also a great piece of bluesy guitar music that runs through the episodes that captures the mood of the piece wonderfully. OK, so perhaps there are one or two minor weaknesses in the writing and plot along the way, but it is fresh in its telling, brilliantly acted, and has restored my faith in British TV drama.

Having seen the original TV broadcast, I immediately had to buy the DVD. Great stuff.
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50 of 52 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars BBC Still Has The Edge 4 May 2011
I had a sneaking suspicion this was going to be a winner and I wasn't disappointed. The script has drama, humour and mystery in spades and it's sensitively shot and directed. As for the performances, Jim Broadbent is every bit as good as you expect him to be, but the real revelation is John Simm as Tom Ronstadt, a damaged and bitter hack who's trying to solve a family mystery that's been haunting him for almost twenty years. I'd always thought of Simm as a fairly insipid actor somewhat lacking in screen presence, but his performance here is impeccable. Far more charismatic and watchable than he's ever been before, he's a pleasure to watch and delivers a deeply felt and powerful portrayal. The supporting cast sketch in their characters well, with Shaun Dooley, Timothy West and an attractive-looking Claire Goose doing good work. The plot isn't exactly bomb-proof, but Exile is still far better than most tv dramas.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Moving and very well-written 19 Jan 2012
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This is just the sort of quality drama that many have come to expect from the BBC - it contains convincing and moving acting performances, sharp and evocative writing, and sensitive camera-work. The cast contains several well-established British character-actors including Olivia Colman (Peep Show), John Simm (Life On Mars), and Jim Broadbent, who is fast approaching the status of 'national treasure.' It is Broadbent's performance as a father in the later stages of Alzheimer's disease that is the most effective element of Exile, though the other actors also put in commendable performances.

The story itself is bleak and believable, but also interesting and not without it's humorous moments. The emotional interplay between the characters and its meditations on middle age and life's turns for the worse make for compelling viewing. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars decent acting, brilliant cast, great script 25 Nov 2011
There were moments which had you on the edge of your seat, made you cry, moved your soul, gasp in amazement, it literally had everything. The cast was superb but special praise goes to John Simm and Jim Broadbent for giving two of the best performances I have seen for a long time.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars John Simm is amazing - as ever 30 Dec 2011
It's worth buying this for John Simm's performance alone - although Jim B and Olivia C are also excellent. Even though John Simm's character, Tom Ronstaad, is by no means a saint, you can't help but root for him throughout his quest to find out the devastating truth behind his soured relationship with his father. The story is compelling, and it is beautifully shot throughout. Yes, there are some almost wince-inducing script cliches in there (a real shame - a bit too much 'telling' the audience as well as showing) but if you put these aside, you will not regret the 3 hours you spend watching this.

The Extras - there is a behind the scenes documentary, but this contains loads of actual footage from the show as opposed to in depth interviews with the cast and crew, so it's not brilliant - but I haven't listened to the director's commentary yet - hopefully this will make up for it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars English drama at its very best! 24 Oct 2011
By Louisa
I bought this mini series based on the synopsis and because I am a fan of John Simm - boy, was I blown away! This was edge of your seat stuff. I even rushed home from work so I could finish watching. The acting was superb right from the beginning, a good production should get you asking questions and this one certainly did. I highly recommend Exile but it's not for the faint hearted there are many issues here which make you think. Well done Danny Brocklehurst, well done the cast.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent film, very well acted by superb
excellent film,very well acted by superb cast
Published 9 days ago by kay
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Superb acting and a gripping storyline that keeps you guessing to the end
Published 1 month ago by Solo
5.0 out of 5 stars good viewing
very good story and a good cast as i feel john simm is a little underestimated as an actor he was brilliant in this along side jim broadbent well worth watching, would recommend... Read more
Published 2 months ago by minx
4.0 out of 5 stars Good solid drama
A good solid drama that kept me interested all the way through. The middle episode tended to lose some pace but it quickly picked up in the final episode. Read more
Published 2 months ago by R. C. Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent entertainment.
Didn't quite know what to expect but anything with Jim Broadbent or John Simm in it is usually very good. It was! I thoroughly enjoyed all three hours. Read more
Published 3 months ago by D. D. Drysdale
4.0 out of 5 stars Heard about from a friend
I have not seen the whole series it yet, so I cannot give a final judgement, but it seems to live up to my expectations.
Fine caracters, fine artists.
Published 6 months ago by Andersen, Finn Sonnich
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality entertainment!
Excellent BBC production, very well written and extremely well acted out ...but what would anyone expect different from this fantastic cast? Read more
Published 6 months ago by Christian.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This was an excellent mini series and well worth watching. Brilliant acting as usual by John Simm. It's a pity the aren't more series like this.
Published 7 months ago by D. J. Burgess
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like good drama with a bit of humor and John Simm, this is it!
John Simm hit the nail on the head when he said he couldn't turn this down because he couldn't have watched someone else playing the part. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Everybodylies
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
A very good English drama with John Simm, Jim Broadbent and Olivia Coleman all on top form. Well worth watching
Published 10 months ago by Pendle125
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