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Cassandra’s Dream (2007)

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Cassandra’s Dream is a dramatic thriller film written and directed by Woody Allen. Filmed in the United Kingdom, it was released in 2007 in Europe and in January 2008 in the United States. It was developed as a British-French-American co-production.

The film was premiered in secret at Avilés, Spain on June 18, 2007. It was officially premiered at the Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2007 and was already in theaters in Spain by November 3. The film had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2007.

Brothers Terry (Colin Farrell) and Ian (Ewan McGregor), who live in South London, were raised by a weak father Brian (John Benfield) who runs a restaurant, and a strong mother Dorothy (Clare Higgins) who taught her sons to look up to their uncle Howard (Tom Wilkinson), a successful plastic surgeon and businessman.

The brothers buy a sailboat at an oddly low price, despite its near pristine condition. They name it Cassandra’s Dream, after a greyhound that won Terry the money to buy the boat. Knowing nothing of Greek mythology, they are unaware of the ominous antecedents of this name—the ancient prophetess Cassandra, whose prophecies of doom went unheeded by those around her.

Director: Woody Allen

Writer: Woody Allen

Stars: Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, John Benfield, Clare Higgins, Ashley Madekwe, Andrew Howard

Cast:

Ewan McGregorIan Blaine
Colin FarrellTerry Blaine
Peter-Hugo DalyBoat Owner (as Peter Hugo-Daly)
John BenfieldBrian Blaine
Clare HigginsDorothy Blaine
Ashley MadekweLucy (as Ashley Medekwe)
Andrew HowardJerry
Hayley AtwellAngela Stark
Sally HawkinsKate
Keith SmeeTerry’s Track Mate
Stephen NoonanMel
Dan CarterFred
Richard LinternDirector
Jennifer HighamHelen
Lee WhitlockMike
Michael HarmEstate Agent
Hugh RathbonePoker Player
Allan RamseyPoker Player
Paul Marc DavisPoker Player (as Paul Davis)
Terry Budin-JonesPoker Player (as Terry Budin Jones)
Franck VianoPoker Player
Tommy MackPoker Player
Milo BodrozicPoker Player
Emily GilchristDora
Tom WilkinsonHoward Swann
Phil DavisMartin Burns
George RichmondBernard
Phyllis RobertsBurns’ Mother (voice)
Tamzin OuthwaiteBurns’ Date
Cate FowlerAngela’s Mom
David HorovitchAngela’s Dad
Matt BardockJaguar Owner
Jim CarterGarage Boss
Tom FisherNigel
Paul GardnerBentley Salesman
Mark UmbersEisley
Maggie McCarthyServant
Richard GrahamDetective
Ross BoatmanDetective
Tom ClearPhotographer on Brighton Pier (uncredited)
Julie EagletonPartygoer (uncredited)
Kenneth EdelsonTim – Screenwriter (uncredited)
James FiddyBackground (uncredited)
Scott WickesLocal Businessman (uncredited)

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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