Brothers in Trouble


1h 42m 1995

Brief Synopsis

Britain in the early 1960s, as seen through the eyes of a handful of "illegals" from Pakistan. Amir arrives in the U.K. in a crate of cabbages, settles into an overcrowded house with 17 other men in similar circumstances, and learns the ropes of earning money while laying low. When a lively Irish wo

Film Details

Release Date
1995
Production Company
BBC (Network); BBC Studios; Bbc Films; Mikado Film; Pebbles; StudioCanal; Studiocanal
Distribution Company
First Run Features; StudioCanal; Studiocanal
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Synopsis

Britain in the early 1960s, as seen through the eyes of a handful of "illegals" from Pakistan. Amir arrives in the U.K. in a crate of cabbages, settles into an overcrowded house with 17 other men in similar circumstances, and learns the ropes of earning money while laying low. When a lively Irish woman is brought home by the house leader, the men's lives brighten considerably. But ever so subtly the delicate balance that maintains their invisibility is undone.

Crew

Nick Adams

Effects Editor

Hamraz Ahsan

Researcher

Alan Almond

Director Of Photography

Joanna Ball

Title Design

Orin Beaton

Sound Maintenance

James Bloom

Other

Richard Booz

Other

Tony Breeze

Other

Robert Buckler

Screenwriter

Robert Buckler

Producer

John Bush

Set Decorator

Crispin Buxton

Location Manager (London)

Simon Cockren

Special Effects Technician

Dempsey Cook

Dressing Propman

Andy Curling

Best Boy

Richard Davies

Grip

Amanda Derby

Wardrobe Assistant

Peter Elliot

Foley Editor

Danny Euston

Props Master

George Faber

Executive Producer

Paul Finch

Driver

Danielle Fox

Production Coordinator

Andrea Galer

Costume Designer

Ellie Gleave

Script Supervisor

John Gracey

Electrician

Paul Hamblin

Dubbing Mixer

Graham Headicar

Dialogue Editor

Graham Hills

Special Effects Technician

Abdullah Hussein

Source Material (From Novel)

Peter Jaques

Production Supervisor

Mick Jones

Driver

David Macdonald

1st Assistant Director

John Markwell

Special Effects Supervisor

Roger Michaeledes

Other

Diane Murphy

Wardrobe Mistress

Kate Murray

Assistant Make-Up And Hair

Ian Newton

Stand-By Propsman

Susan Nicholson

Production Accountant

Clive Noakes

Grader

Mel Nortcliffe

2nd Assistant Director

Rajeshree Patel

Assistant Accountant

Gary Pickering

3rd Assistant Director

Chris Polden

Generator Operator

Carl Powell

Electrician

Micky Pritchard

Carpenter

Orla Pulton

Casting Assistant

Corliss Randall

More Hair Extensions

Jane Robertson

Assistant Coordinator

Roger Slater

Sound Recordist

Howard J Smith

Steadicam Operator

Mike Stallion

Art Director

Mark Stephenson

Location Manager (Bradford)

Lucinda Sturgis

Props Buyer

Steve Swanwell

Gaffer

Lucinda Syson

Casting

Ray Tandy

Other

Deborah Taylor

Makeup And Hair

Chris Townsend

Production Designer

Oliver Upton

Stills Photographer

Barrie Vince

Editor

Tony Wadsworth

Driver

Stephen Warbeck

Music

Steve Weightman

Driver

Paul Westacott

Other

Chris Williams

Driver

Film Details

Release Date
1995
Production Company
BBC (Network); BBC Studios; Bbc Films; Mikado Film; Pebbles; StudioCanal; Studiocanal
Distribution Company
First Run Features; StudioCanal; Studiocanal
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring May 14, 1997

Released in United States August 1995

Released in United States February 1996

Released in United States October 1996

Released in United States November 1996

Shown at New British Expo in Edinburgh, Scotland August 22-27, 1995.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (market) February 15-26, 1996.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 4-20, 1996.

Released in United States Spring May 14, 1997 (NY)

Released in United States August 1995 (Shown at New British Expo in Edinburgh, Scotland August 22-27, 1995.)

Released in United States February 1996 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (market) February 15-26, 1996.)

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 4-20, 1996.)

Released in United States November 1996 (Shown at Thessaloniki International Film Festival (International Competition) November 8-17, 1996.)

Shown at Thessaloniki International Film Festival (International Competition) November 8-17, 1996.