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Liverpool, seven days before Britain will convert to the Euro. When a big bag of pounds sterling literally falls from the sky into Damian and his older brother Anthony ‘s hands, there is one thing to do: spend the money as soon as possible. But a quarter of a million pounds is a lot of money for two kids to spend in a week! How do they can hope to do it? Damian, who has a wide-eyed innocence about life, is visited by saints, so he tries to persuade his more sceptical brother that they should donate the money to the poor.

Original Title MILLIONS
Italian Title MILLIONS
Category Out of competition
Section Reload
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 97'
Production Year 2004
Nationality United Kingdom, USA
Directed by Danny Boyle
Screenplay Frank Cottrell Boyce
Based on the book "Millions"
by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Director of photography Anthony Dod Mantle
Editor Chris Gill
Production Design Mark Tildesley
Costume Design Susannah Buxton
Sound Glenn Freemantle, Gillian Dodders, Tom Sayers
Music John Murphy
Main cast Alexander Nathan Etel (Damian)
Lewis Owen Mac Gibbon (Anthony)
James Nesbitt (Ronnie)
Enzo Cilenti (San Francesco/St. Francis)
Daisy Donovan (Dorothy)
Produced by Graham Broadbent, Andrew Hauptman, Damian Jones

millions regDanny Boyle

He was born in 1956 in Manchester and worked in theatre and television before he began to direct for the cinema. SHALLOW GRAVE (1994), his first feature film, was highly acclaimed, but it was with his second feature, TRAINSPOTTING (1996), that he achieved cult status. His feature filmography also includes: A LIFE LESS ORDINARY (1997), THE BEACH (2000), STRUMPET (2001), VACUUMING COMPLETELY NUDE IN PARADISE (2001), 28 DAYS LATER (2003).


Director’s statement

“On working with kids, you imagine you’re going to be highly interventionist, but the danger there is that you’re going to leave your fingerprints all over them. So you have to step back and relearn some of your skills”.

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