The Navigators


1h 36m 2001

Brief Synopsis

In South Yorkshire, a small group of railway maintenance men discover that because of privatization, their lives will never be the same. When the trusty British Rail sign is replaced by one reading "East Midland Infrastructure," it is clear that there will be the inevitable winners and losers as dow

Film Details

Also Known As
Navigators
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Alta Films; Bim Distribuzione; Channel 4; Channel Four Television; CinTart; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Productions; Film4 Productions; Parallax Pictures; Road Movies Filmproduktion; Sales Company; The Works; Tornasol Films
Distribution Company
FIRST LOOK/FIRST LOOK PICTURES; Bim Distribuzione; CinTart; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Films; Diaphana Productions; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; First Look Holdings; First Look Pictures; Folkets Bio; Neue Visionen Filmverleih Gmbh
Location
Loughborough, England, United Kingdom; Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

In South Yorkshire, a small group of railway maintenance men discover that because of privatization, their lives will never be the same. When the trusty British Rail sign is replaced by one reading "East Midland Infrastructure," it is clear that there will be the inevitable winners and losers as downsizing and efficiency become the new buzzwords. A cheery camaraderie is soon replaced by uncertainty and turmoil when their depot manager fills them in on the details of the "new" arrangement. Privatization means that the customer now comes first, something that is instilled into the men in new training sessions. But there are inconsistencies and shortsightedness to the new ways. Men used to working together now find themselves belonging to different, competing companies. Some even have to tender for their old jobs. Others decide to take the redundancy packages offered by the firm. As always, corners are cut in the interest of lowering costs, leading to a series of misadventures.

Film Details

Also Known As
Navigators
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Alta Films; Bim Distribuzione; Channel 4; Channel Four Television; CinTart; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Productions; Film4 Productions; Parallax Pictures; Road Movies Filmproduktion; Sales Company; The Works; Tornasol Films
Distribution Company
FIRST LOOK/FIRST LOOK PICTURES; Bim Distribuzione; CinTart; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Films; Diaphana Productions; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; First Look Holdings; First Look Pictures; Folkets Bio; Neue Visionen Filmverleih Gmbh
Location
Loughborough, England, United Kingdom; Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter February 21, 2003

Released in United States on Video August 16, 2003

Released in United States on Video August 26, 2003

Released in United States 2001

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Venice 58 - in competition) August 29 - September 8, 2001.

Began shooting October 2000.

Completed shooting November 15, 2000.

Screenwriter Rob Dawber died in February 2001.

Released in United States Winter February 21, 2003

Released in United States on Video August 16, 2003

Released in United States on Video August 26, 2003

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Venice 58 - in competition) August 29 - September 8, 2001.)