48. Internationales Filmwochenende Würzburg vom 27. bis 30. Januar 2022

Sideshow

Regie: Adam Oldroyd
Großbritannien
Nachtschiene | OmdU (Englisch) | 2020 | 94 min | im Wettbewerb | Limitiertes Kontingent

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Inhalt

Zwei unfähige Kriminelle brechen bei einem alternden Hellseher ein, der mit seiner "Gabe" seinen Lebensunterhalt verdienen muss, aber seine besten Tage schon lange hinter sich hat. Bei der Suche nach verstecktem Geld oder anderen Reichtümern agieren die beiden Einbrecher derart ungeschickt, dass der Hellseher aufwacht. Und so nimmt ein tödliches Drama seinen Lauf, denn „The All-Seeing Stupendo“ ist ein wahrer Meister der dunklen mystischen Künste. So steht es zumindest auf seinem Plakat. "Sideshow" ist eine Thriller-Komödie aus dem Jahr 2020 von Regisseur Adam Oldroyd mit Les Dennis, April Pearson und Anthony Head.

 

Storyline

When two inept young criminals break into the home of a washed-up psychic in search of his hidden loot, they get a lot more than they bargained for… because ‘The All-Seeing Stupendo' is a genuine master of the dark mystic arts – at least that’s what it says on his poster and he’s sticking to it.

 

Über den Film

While it has a dry sense of humor about it, the film has so many clever moments, an ending that had me laughing out loud, and I highly recommend checking it out.
horrorbuzz.com

Commenting on the release writer & director Adam Oldroyd said: "Sideshow is my modern take on the black humour of the old Ealing comedies. Les was the perfect pick to play ageing psychic Stuart Pendrick, his years of experience as one of the nation’s best-loved entertainers was the ideal material to draw from".
britflicks.com

Black comedy is as British as tea and scones, cricket and moaning about the weather. It’s part of our DNA and the darker the better. Growing up in the U.K. in the 70’s & 80’s I’ve always been aware of the pathos and tragedy that underpin the great British comedies – from the jolly crucifixions of THE LIFE OF BRIAN, to the sardonic quips of the doomed soldiers in BLACKADDER GOES FORTH, British film and TV has always confronted the darker side of our existence with a well-honed, humorous insult. I wrote SIDESHOW aiming to be a part of that rich tradition. It’s a film that presents the lives of flawed and broken characters, then drags them through the dirt to the edge of despair, for our pleasure and amusement; at the same time revealing within them a sliver of humanity which we can hopefully all relate to. With its contained cast of colourful characters and mixture of dark wit and high-stakes drama, I was very influenced by the similar rich vein of twisted offbeat British humour found in THE LADYKILLERS, SIGHTSEERS, DEATH AT A FUNERAL and WITHNAIL & I
Director's Statement

 

 

RegieAdam Oldroyd
DrehbuchAdam Oldroyd
KameraJames Melsone
SchnittStephen J. Brand
TonGlen Gathard
MusikMichael Csányi-Wills
ProduzentAdam Oldroyd Michael Riley
DarstellerLes Dennis (Pendrick) Anthony Head (Gerald) April Pearson (Eva) Nathan Clarke (Dom) Pameli Benham (Doris) Owen Oldroyd (Henry)