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MORRIS: A LIFE WITH BELLS ON
A film that will have even the most cynical viewer reaching for their white handkerchiefs, MORRIS: A LIFE WITH BELLS ON stars Charles Thomas Oldham as Derecq Twist, along with Sir Derek Jacobi (The Golden Compass), Naomie Harris (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World s End), Ian Hart (A Cock and Bull Story), Dominique Pinon (Delicatessen), Sophie Thompson (Eastenders) Harriet Walter (The Young Victoria), Aidan McArdle (The Duchess), and Greg Wise (Sense and Sensibility).
Described as This is Spinal Tap meets Calendar Girls, the film follows the fortunes of an avant-garde Morris team in their struggle to push the boundaries of the venerable, ancient dance. Set around the country pub The Travellers Staff, the docu-style comedy proves that Morris is not just an innocent pub pastime involving hanky-waving and bearded men with staffs, but also that it has its politics-laden, ultra-competitive side too.
The Millsham Morris men and their leader Derecq Twist are determined to achieve Morris perfection. But Derecq is also preparing to set the Morris world alight by performing the ultimate dance within the Morris firmament, the legendary Threeple Hammer Damson. As if this is not enough, he is in addition pioneering an innovative, daringly freeform brand of the dance dubbed Extreme Morris, drawing the anger of traditionalist elements within the Morris community. When Millsham unveil their creation in competition, the Morris Circle the governing body of Morris in the UK - bans Derecq from future competition. Totally devastated by the decision, Derecq embarks on a global odyssey through tragedy and triumph, which gravely tests his passion for Morris.
This film is about real Morris dancers, with a fiction glaze. Thoroughly daft.Published 14 days ago by Pauline McAdam
Hmmmm... was expecting a gently humourous film, but this fell flat. The spoof documentary style felt odd - partly as characters where stereotyped from the start and partly as it... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Again, one of these fantastic independent Britsih films that only we could make, with its lack of hyperbole, tongue in cheek subject matter, quirky settings and wonderful acting... Read morePublished 2 months ago by The German Shepherd
Very funny, especially if Morris dancing has ever touched your life!Published 3 months ago by alidolally
This DVD has been shared around my family - brilliant British humour!Published 5 months ago by BHicks