Room to Rent


1h 34m 2000

Brief Synopsis

An Egyptian man relocates to London and soon finds that immigration laws pose a serious threat to his screenwriting aspirations. He runs into another stymied artist, a young actress who makes a living impersonating Marilyn Monroe.

Film Details

Release Date
2000
Production Company
Arts Council Of England National Lottery; Arts Council of England; BBC (Main Listing); Bbc Films; British Film Institute; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; Le Studio Canal Plus; Le Studio Canal Plus; Peerless Camera Company; StudioCanal; StudioCanal; The Works
Distribution Company
Mars Distribution; United International Pictures
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Synopsis

An Egyptian man relocates to London and soon finds that immigration laws pose a serious threat to his screenwriting aspirations. He runs into another stymied artist, a young actress who makes a living impersonating Marilyn Monroe.

Cast

Juliette Lewis

Linda

Saïd Taghmaoui

Ali

Rupert Graves

Mark

Anna Massey

Sarah Stevenson

Karim Belkhadra

Ahmed

Richard Lumsden

Sam

Clementine Celarie

Vivienne

Flaminia Cinque

Margreta

Maureen O'farrell

Belly Dancer

Nayef Rashed

Naief

Badia Obaid

Ali'S Mother

Nahar Ramadan

Ali'S Sister

Adam El Hagar

Ali'S Brother

Sahar Gadel-kareem

Ali'S Young Sister

Louis Hammond

Pedro

Shobu Kapoor

Home Office Official

Chris Langham

Mr Paul

Christopher Simon

Dick

Kevin Wainwright

Sean

Felix Dexter

Policeman No 1

Simon Mccallum

Policeman No 2

Robert Lang

Mark'S Father

Christopher Campbell

Vicar No 1

Brenda Cowling

Church Lady

Shane Taylor

Fernanado

Stephen Brogan

Lisa

Liam Noble

Bouncer

Roger Frost

Martin

Ian Puleston-davies

Luke Jardine

Assistant Director

David Warwick

Financier

Kerry Godliman

Nurse

Amir Alwan

Young Ali (Age 10)

Faye Smith

Young Sarah (Age 8)

Miranda Bell

Registrar

Ysobel Gonzalez

Woman In Registry Office

Jonathan Stratt

Policeman No 3

Fiona Phillips

Tv Presenter

Neville Phillips

Vicar No 2

Lisa Kay

Young Sarah

Mustafa Khalili

Nabil

Marianna Hay

Girl On Bus

Sacha Brown

Girl On Bus

Michael Brady

Tattooed Man

Jane Delves

Belly Dancer

Bertlyn Springer

Belly Dancer

Karin Evans

Belly Dancer

Leslie Allan

Belly Dancer

Anita Meyer

Belly Dancer

Ewa Horsfield

Belly Dancer

Susi Barson

Belly Dancer

Susan Egan

Belly Dancer

Alicia Aliane

Look-A-Like

Barbara Kealey

Look-A-Like

Ronnie Beharry

Look-A-Like

Elaine Halgado

Look-A-Like

John Kerr

Look-A-Like

Colin Miller

Look-A-Like

Natalie Peters

Look-A-Like

Renata Ronay

Look-A-Like

Jamil Abu-warden

Arab Voice-Over Artist

Wisam Al Ramah

Arab Voice-Over Artist

Jamil Daher

Arab Voice-Over Artist

Rhonda Danil

Arab Voice-Over Artist

Faten Karkouti

Arab Voice-Over Artist

Mahmoud Moshatat

Arab Voice-Over Artist

Christopher Salmanpour

Arab Voice-Over Artist

Kenan Hudaverdi

Kitchen Staff

Serap Ahmet

Kitchen Staff

Aziz Memet

Kitchen Staff

Severio Coppolino

Dancer At Linda'S Club

Andre Gayle

Dancer At Linda'S Club

John Kerr

Crew

Malika Abbes

Song Performer ("Bisalma")

Christopher Ackland

Supervising Sound Editor

Gigi Akoka

Casting (France)

Mehdi Asekeur

Song Performer ("Yaba" "Kelemannas" "El Kebda")

Patrick Aumigny

Music Producer

Stephen Barker

Post-Production Consultant

Georges Benayoun

Executive Producer

Sarah Bird

Casting Director

Eli Bo

Production Designer

Martin Body

Opticals Cameraman

Paula Boram

Foley Artist

Nourreddine Boutella

Song Performer ("Amane Amane")

Safy Boutella

Song Performer ("Are You Talking To Me" "Coming Home" "Amane Amane")

Safy Boutella

Music Arranger & Conductor

Safy Boutella

Music

Sandy Buchanan

Foley Mixer

Robert Buckler

Executive Producer

Gareth Bull

Music Editor (United Kingdom)

Gareth Bull

Re-Recording Mixer

Paul Carr

Adr Recordist

Nana Chiabaut

Makeup Supervisor

Julian Day

Co-Costume Designer

Ben Dixon

Assistant Director

Gillian Dodders

Dialogue Editor

Khaled El Hagar

Screenwriter

Terry Forrestal

Stunt Coordinator

Emma Fowler

Production Coordinator

Christel Franken

Post-Production Coordinator

Susan French

Dialogue Editor

Susan French

Adr Editor

Paul Frift

Line Producer

Ricky Gauld

2nd Unit Director Of Photography/Operator (2nd Unit)

Marina Gefter

Co-Producer

Hugo Hansell

Main Title Designer

Tanya Harris

Unit Production Manager

Mark Heslop

Foley Editor

Neil Hubter

Screenplay

Neil Hubter

Additional Dialogue

Sallie Jaye

Additional Makeup

Claudia Kalindjian

Publicity

Oum Kalsoum

Song Performer ("Ifrah Ya Qalbi")

Lisa Kay

Song Performer ("If I Knew You Were Coming I'D'Ve Baked A Cake")

Ildiko Kemeny

Producer

Mark Layton

Assistant Director

Helene Lenszner

Location Manager

Bilal Lester

Song Performer ("Combat")

Juliette Lewis

Song Performer ("I'M Thru With Love" "My Heart Belongs To Daddy")

Juliette Lewis

'My Heart Belongs To Daddy' Choreography

Graham Longhurst

Special Effects

Michael Mcgarrigle

Wardrobe Supervisor

Hannah Moseley

Art Director

Vanessa Munro

Wardrobe Mistress

Maureen O'farrell

Belly Dance Choreographer

Henry Olsen

Song Performer ("Fiona On Two Theme")

Jeff Rawle

Initial Dialogue

Jeff Rawle

Screenplay

John Richards

Editor

John Richards

Editor

Janice Rider

Costume Designer

Susi Roper

Visual Effects Producer

Astrid Schikorra

Hair Supervisor

Janice Schumm

Script Supervisor

Louise Seymour

Post-Production Supervisor

Kareem Shaker

Song Performer ("La Va")

Jean Sheffield

Foley Artist

David Smith

Opticals Cameraman

Thomasina Smith

Scenic Artist

Thomasina Smith

Ruper Graves Artwork Provider

Amanda Mckenzie Stuart

Co-Producer

Amanda Mckenzie Stuart

Screenwriter

Andy Thompson

Adr Recordist

Alf Tramontin

Steadicam Operator

John Watson

Assistant Director

Roger White

Marilyn Monroe Tracks Special Arranger

Stewart Wilson

Production Sound Mixer

Romain Winding

Director Of Photography

Romain Winding

Cinematographer

Lizzie Yianni

Additional Makeup

Film Details

Release Date
2000
Production Company
Arts Council Of England National Lottery; Arts Council of England; BBC (Main Listing); Bbc Films; British Film Institute; Film4 Productions; Filmfour; Le Studio Canal Plus; Le Studio Canal Plus; Peerless Camera Company; StudioCanal; StudioCanal; The Works
Distribution Company
Mars Distribution; United International Pictures
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States November 2000

Released in United States October 2000

Shown at African Diaspora Film Festival in New York City November 23 - December 9, 2001.

Shown at Dinard Festival of British Cinema (out of competition) October 5-8, 2000.

Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 19 - November 11, 2001.

Shown at London Film Festival (New British Cinema) November 1-16, 2000.

Began shooting October 1, 1999.

Completed shooting November 12, 1999.

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at African Diaspora Film Festival in New York City November 23 - December 9, 2001.)

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 19 - November 11, 2001.)

Released in United States November 2000 (Shown at London Film Festival (New British Cinema) November 1-16, 2000.)

Released in United States October 2000 (Shown at Dinard Festival of British Cinema (out of competition) October 5-8, 2000.)