The War Zone


1h 39m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Fifteen-year-old Tom struggles with coming of age as his seemingly normal middle-class London family moves to Devonshire. He is bored and lonely, his older sister has made friends fast, and his mother is about to have a third child. However, Tom's "normal" life becomes shattered when he inadvertent

Film Details

Also Known As
War Zone
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Kevin O'Shea
Distribution Company
Lot 47 Films
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Devon, England, United Kingdom; Bideford, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Synopsis

Fifteen-year-old Tom struggles with coming of age as his seemingly normal middle-class London family moves to Devonshire. He is bored and lonely, his older sister has made friends fast, and his mother is about to have a third child. However, Tom's "normal" life becomes shattered when he inadvertently stumbles upon a horrific scene of incest that will soon tear his family apart.

Crew

Eric Abraham

Executive Producer

David Aukin

Special Thanks To

Shaheen Baig

Casting Associate

Chris Bannister

Grader

Brian Bassnett

Camera

Eddie Bauer

Special Thanks To

David Beavis

Special Effects Supervisor

Edwina Belmont

Special Thanks To

Joanna Beresford

Special Thanks To

Lucy Bevan

Assistant

Linzi Blatrunas

Assistant Location Manager

Tamana Bleasdale

Assistant Director

Simon Boswell

Music

Tom Bowden

Special Thanks To

Chris Brock

Location Manager

Jaap Buitendijk

Photography

Stuart Bunting

Grip

Steve Butterworth

Associate Producer

Michael Carlin

Production Designer

Paul Carr

Adr

Stephen Carter

Assistant Art Director

Jan Cholawo

Foley Editor

Charong Chow

Special Thanks To

Peter Christelis

Assistant Editor

Raymond Churchouse

Other

Phil Clark

Assistant Location Manager

Gary Cohen

Special Effects

Nicola Coleen

Other

Al Coulson

Carpenter

Noel Cowell

Propman

Hannah Critchley

Special Thanks To

Perry Cullen

Other

Brett Curran

Driver

Chris Cutler

Propman

Terry Davies

Music Conductor

Helena Day

Stand-In

Dominic Dew

Caterer

Alan Dixon

Other

Philip Dodgson

Special Thanks To

Sonny Donato

Driver

Martin Dorey

Special Thanks To

Esther Douglas

Special Thanks To

Jim Dowall

Stunt Coordinator

Francesca Dowd

Production Coordinator

Penny Dyer

Dialogue Coach

Graham Easton

Other

Chloe Emmerson

Casting

John Ensby

Special Thanks To

Robert Farr

Sound Mixer

Ilene Feldman

Special Thanks To

John Fisher

Driver

David Fitzjohn

Other

Mark Folds

Art Department

Margie Fortune

Costume Supervisor

Geoff Foster

Sound Mixer

Joe Gallagher

Dialogue Editor

Andrew Garnet-lawson

Other

Lyn Gaskin

Camera Trainee

Sara Geater

Special Thanks To

Melissa Gedemer

Special Thanks To

David Gernert

Special Thanks To

Bill Godfrey

Advisor

Gerry Gore

Unit Manager

Jack Goscik

Caterer

Diane Greaves

Foley Artist

Barney Green

Other

Jim Greenhorn

Sound Recordist

Isobel Griffiths

Music Contractor

Liz Griffiths

Production

Katharine Grimond

Special Thanks To

Guy Gurton

Other

Stacey Hancox

Special Thanks To

Caroline Harker

Special Thanks To

Lisa Harrington

Special Thanks To

Paul Harris

Electrician

Peter Harris

Electrician

Nick Hatton

Other

Nick Heckstall-smith

Assistant Director

Alan Higman

Driver

Billy Hinshelwood

Advisor

Christian Hoddell

Special Thanks To

Tom Hooper

Other

Alex Hope

Digital Effects Supervisor

Nigel Howard

Special Thanks To

Sharon Howard-field

Casting Director

Margaret Hussey

Special Thanks To

Simon Hutchings

Other

Eunice Huthart

Stunt Man

Douglas Ingram

Storyboard Artist

Baz Irvine

Other

Alison Jackson

Special Thanks To

Rachel James

Production Accountant

Jina Jay

Casting Director

Joshua Jones

Carpenter

Keith Julian

Driver

Sarah Kaye

Assistant Production Accountant

Peter Langford

Other

Robert Laycock

Lighting

Sarah Lee

Location Manager

Peter Lennox

Carpenter

Susanna Lenton

Script Supervisor

Bill Lilburn

Wardrobe

Dixie Linder

Producer

Anne Macfarlane

Caterer

Pippa Markham

Special Thanks To

Karen Marshall

Caterer

David Matches

Other

Julian May

Editorial Assistant

Steve Mayer

Boom Operator

Seamus Mcgarvey

Director Of Photography

John Mclaughlin-mills

Special Thanks To

Rebecca Mclaughlin-mills

Office Runner

Hugh Mclellan

Makeup

Martin Mercer

Storyboard Artist

Sandra Milman

Costume Supervisor

Leigh Nicol

Wardrobe Assistant

Kevin O'shea

Production Insurance

Ben Oldfield

Special Thanks To

Christine Parry

Photography

Tori Parry

Production Manager

Gail Pattinson

Special Thanks To

Dave Pennington

Special Thanks To

Sue Pennington

Special Thanks To

Therese Pickard

Special Thanks To

Brian Pickett

Other

Tom Pleydell-pearce

Propman

Belinda Pope

Assistant

Darren Price

Office Runner

Ivana Primorac

Hairdresser

Tracey Pryor

Special Thanks To

Mark Pybus

Advisor

Sarah Radclyffe

Producer

Alistair Rae

Steadicam Operator

Colin Rae

Music

Janet Raymond

Other

Allon Reich

Special Thanks To

Mary-jane Reyner

Costume Designer

Chris Ross

Soloist

Tim Ross

Special Thanks To

Nikki Roth

Special Thanks To

Tim Roth

Screenplay

Phil Rymer

Advisor

Manfred Schumacher

Construction Manager

Keith Scott

Driver

Simon Scullion

Art Assistant

Louise Seymour

Special Thanks To

Brian Shemmings

Advisor

Lee Sheward

Stunt Man

Simon Sleap

Assistant Editor

Del Smith

Other

John Smith

Propman

Lance Smith

Other

John Spirit

Special Thanks To

Nigel Stacey

Other

Geoff Stainthorp

Carpenter

Sam Stokes

Property Master

Alexander Stuart

Screenplay

Alexander Stuart

Source Material (From Novel)

Lady Angela Stucley

Special Thanks To

Sir Hugh Stucley

Special Thanks To

Jason Swanscott

Foley Artist

Buck Taylor

Other

Simon Thirlaway

Best Boy

Neris Thomas

Special Thanks To

Andy Thorn

Driver

Alex Thorp

Other

Ian Thorp

Other

Ann Totterdell

Special Thanks To

Alex Volpe

Makeup Assistant

Trevor Waite

Editor

Karen Wakefield

Art Director

Charles Walker

Special Thanks To

George Walker

Assistant Director

Lee Walters

Gaffer

Paul Webster

Special Thanks To

Christian Wheeler

Assistant

Hugh Whittaker

Special Thanks To

Michael Wiggs

Special Thanks To

Alex Wilkinson

Special Thanks To

Marcus Willatts

Sound

David Williams

Carpenter

Ian Wilson

Sound Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
War Zone
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Kevin O'Shea
Distribution Company
Lot 47 Films
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Devon, England, United Kingdom; Bideford, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of Best Debut prize at the 2000 International Film Festival of Festivals in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Winner of Best Director and Best First Feature at the 1999 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States January 1999

Released in United States June 2000

Released in United States May 1999

Released in United States on Video July 18, 2000

Released in United States September 1999

Released in United States Winter December 10, 1999

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Special Screening) May 12-23, 1999.

Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (Closing Night) October 20 - November 15, 1999.

Shown at International Film Festival of Festivals in St. Petersburg, Russia June 23-30, 2000.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 21-31, 1999.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 9-18, 1999.

Feature film directorial debut for actor Tim Roth.

Began shooting March 2, 1998.

Completed shooting late April 1998.

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (Closing Night) October 20 - November 15, 1999.)

Released in United States January 1999 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 21-31, 1999.)

Released in United States May 1999 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Special Screening) May 12-23, 1999.)

Released in United States June 2000 (Shown at International Film Festival of Festivals in St. Petersburg, Russia June 23-30, 2000.)

Released in United States on Video July 18, 2000

Released in United States September 1999 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 9-18, 1999.)

Released in United States Winter December 10, 1999