Death at a Funeral


1h 31m 2007

Brief Synopsis

On the morning of their father's funeral, the family and friends of the deceased each arrive with his or her own roiling anxieties. The son, Daniel, knows he will have to face his flirty, blow-hard, famous-novelist brother Robert, who's just flown in from New York--not to mention the promises of a n

Film Details

Also Known As
Joyeuses funérailles, Sterben Fur Anfanger
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Action Cars Ltd; Air Studios, London; All England Caterers; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Bellwood Media; Bickers Action; Casting Collective; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; Dda Public Relations; Dynamic International; Dynamic International Freight Services; Framestore Cfc; Hothouse Music; Hyperactive Broadcast, Ltd.; International Film Guarantors; Isobel Griffiths, Ltd.; Jha Film Safety Partnership; Joe Dunton & Company International, Inc.; Kimmel International; New Act Travel; On Set Location Services, Ltd.; Sidney Kimmel Entertainment; Synxspeed; Technicolor; Vip Medienfonds Film & Entertainment (Vip Media Funds)
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM ); Afd; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; DeAPlaneta; Equinoxe Films; Finnkino Oy; Forum; Forum Film (Bulgaria); Forum Film (Poland); Golden Village; Hoyts Distribution; Icon; Icon Uk Group; Icon Uk Group; Impacto Cine; Italia Films; Kinepolis Film Distribution; MGM /UA; MGM Distribution Company; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Mikado Film; Nu-Metro; RCV Distribution; SND-Groupe M6; Sam Film; Scanbox Entertainment; Verve Pictures; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Synopsis

On the morning of their father's funeral, the family and friends of the deceased each arrive with his or her own roiling anxieties. The son, Daniel, knows he will have to face his flirty, blow-hard, famous-novelist brother Robert, who's just flown in from New York--not to mention the promises of a new life he's made to his wife Jane. Meanwhile, Daniel's cousin Martha and her dependable new fiancé Simon are desperate to make a good impression on Martha's uptight father--a plan that literally goes out the window when Simon accidentally ingests a designer drug en route to the service, leaving him prone to uncontrollable bouts of delirium and nudity in front of his potential in-laws. Then comes the real shocker: a mysterious guest who threatens to unveil an earth-shattering family secret. As comedic mayhem and unfortunate mishaps ensue on every front, it is now up to the two brothers to hide the truth from their family and friends, and figure out how to not only bury their dearly beloved, but also the secret he's been keeping.

Crew

Louie Alexander

Film Lab

Phil Allchin

Transportation Captain

Ben Baker

Film Lab

Stephen Barker

Post-Production Supervisor

Lucy Barnes

Foley Artist

Becky Bentham

Music Supervisor

Bruce Bigg

Property Master

Lou Bogue

Electrician

Paul Borg

Generator Operator

Matthew Broderick

Propman

Kate Bronte-stewart

Office Runner

Daniel Brown

Driver

Rob Brown

Construction Manager

Gavin Buckley

Assistant Editor

Helen Bunker

Digital Effects Artist

John Burden

Driver

Simon Burgess

Driver

Jason Burnett

Film Lab

Julie Burnham

Medic

Andy Burrows

Film Lab

John S Campbell

Electrician

Donna Casey

Accounting Assistant

Anna India Cash

Stand-In

Paul Clarvis

Music

Hannah Collett

Assistant Production Coordinator

Joey Coughlin

Assistant Director

Dean Craig

Screenplay

Paul Cronin

Generator Operator

Oliver Curtis

Dp/Cinematographer

Oliver Curtis

Director Of Photography

Eric D'souza

Film Lab

Ged Dale

Propman

Mitch Dalton

Music

Julie Dartnell

Makeup Artist

Colin Davies

Driver

Paul Davies

Stand-In

Philippa Davies

Music

William Davies

Casting Associate

Joshua Deighton

Production Executive

Keith Devlin

2-D Artist

Jerome Dewhurst

Film Lab

Greg Doherty

Stand-In

Paul Doogan

Film Lab

Camilla Drennan

Camera Assistant

Lloyd Eaton

Coordinator

Paul Edwards

Visual Effects Producer

Mike Elliott

Driver

Louis Elman

Voice Casting

Philip Elway

Executive Producer

Judy Farr

Set Decorator

John Fennelly

Rigging Electrician

Jim Fennessy

Painter

Tom Fenwick-smith

Production

Mark Ferguson

Assistant Costume Designer

Olga Fitzroy

Music Engineer

James Fleming

Rotoscope Animator

Hal Forbes-adam

Art Department

Ben Foskett

Original Music

Ben Foskett

Music

Ben Foster

Original Music

Ben Foster

Music Conductor

Philip Mark Freudenfeld

Foley Mixer

Rachel H. Gibson

Foley Editor

Stephen Gilmour

Sound Department

Peter Gleaves

Foley Mixer

Peter Gleaves

Adr Mixer

Joe Godfrey

Film Lab

Lee Godfrey

Camera Trainee

Stuart Godfrey

Key Grip

Murray Gold

Music Arranger

Murray Gold

Song

Murray Gold

Music

Tracey Goldsmith

Music

John Greaves

Storyboard Artist

Andreas Grosch

Executive Producer

Sean Cameron Guest

Assistant Director

Rod Haak

Location Manager

Keith Hamshere

Photography

Tim Hands

Supervising Sound Editor

Frances Hannon

Hair Stylist

Tim Harrison

Driver

Steve Hart

Location Scout

Dave Hartley

Music

Peter Hasler

Propman

James Andrew Haven

Assistant Director

Adam Hawkes

Film Lab

Richard Hewitt

Production Supervisor

Simon Hill

Accounting Assistant

Julia Hilliard

Assistant

Nick Hobbs

Stunts

Jan Hogevold

Visual Effects Producer

William Horberg

Executive Producer

Mex Horne

Stand-In

Michael Howells

Production Designer

Lynne Huitson

Art Director

Mick Hurrell

Security

Robert Irvine

Painter

Mary Whitby James

Foley Artist

Allan Jenkins

Music Editor

Phil Jenkins

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Yan Jennings

Film Lab

Pat Jinks

Driver

Stevie John

Driver

Dylan Jones

Video

Julia Jones

Unit Publicist

Josh Kesselman

Coproducer

Gary Kettel

Music

Sidney Kimmel

Producer

Nick Kray

Foley Mixer

Brian Krijgsman

Colorist

Aaron Lear

Film Lab

Gaby Lester

Original Music

Alex Lewis

Coproducer

Martin Lewis

Driver

Ben Lock

Visual Effects Producer

Sandrine Loisy

Office Runner

Kevin Lowery

Film Lab

Roz Lowrie

Visual Effects Editor

Paul Lynford

Carpenter

Sarah Macfarlane

Assistant Director

Katie Macgregor

Art Department

Lawrence Malkin

Producer

Yamit Mamo

Song Performer

Natasha Marsh

Post-Production Coordinator

Natasha Marsh

Assistant

Marilyn Mcdonald

Hair Stylist

Steve Mcmanus

Music

Lisa Meller

Art Department

Sarah Micallef

Visual Effects Producer

John Midgley

Sound Mixer

Beverley Mills

Editor

Gareth Milne

Stunt Coordinator

Victor Minay

Driver

Ken Monger

Best Boy Electric

Mike Morrison

Production Manager

Mike Morrison

Production Manager

Savneet Nagi

Film Lab

Mitch Niclas

Propman

Clive Osborne

Boom Operator

David Otzen

Costumes

Abby Ozturk

Driver

John Parricelli

Music

Dan Perry

Film Lab

James Perry

Camera Trainee

Diana Phillips

Unit Production Manager

Diana Phillips

Producer

Felix Phillips

Consultant

Nyree Pinder

Music Supervisor

Edward Randolph

Editor

Gemma Read

Office Runner

Ian Redmond

Film Lab

Adrian Rhodes

Sound Effects Editor

Adrian Rhodes

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Terry Rhys

Driver

Gemma Richards

Hair Stylist

Matthew Robinson

Art Department

Gavin Rose

Assistant Sound Editor

Sue Rowe

Visual Effects Supervisor

Julie Roze

Production

Hilda Sealy

Camera Assistant

Owen Slade

Music

Donna Smith

Visual Effects Editor

Donna Smith

Editorial Assistant

Hugo Smith-bingham

Unit Manager

Karen Smithson

Stand-In

Vishal Songara

Software Engineer

Share Stallings

Producer

Maxine Stanley

Post-Production Accountant

Trevor Stanley

Production Accountant

Gail Stevens

Casting Director

Warren Stickley

Propman

Ruth Sullivan

Foley Artist

Isobel Thomas

Production Coordinator

O'dean Thompson

Film Lab

Lee Thurbon

Construction

Bruce Toll

Executive Producer

Andy Tomlinson

Art Director

Paul Toomey

Gaffer

Mark Tucker

Music

Dan Victoire

Software Engineer

Natalie Ward

Costume Designer

Stuart Watson

Construction Manager

Simon Wessely

Software Engineer

Liz West

Script Supervisor

Max Woodhead

Art Department

Annabel Wright

Editor

Tamsin Wright

Costumes

San San F. Young

Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Joyeuses funérailles, Sterben Fur Anfanger
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Action Cars Ltd; Air Studios, London; All England Caterers; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Bellwood Media; Bickers Action; Casting Collective; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; Dda Public Relations; Dynamic International; Dynamic International Freight Services; Framestore Cfc; Hothouse Music; Hyperactive Broadcast, Ltd.; International Film Guarantors; Isobel Griffiths, Ltd.; Jha Film Safety Partnership; Joe Dunton & Company International, Inc.; Kimmel International; New Act Travel; On Set Location Services, Ltd.; Sidney Kimmel Entertainment; Synxspeed; Technicolor; Vip Medienfonds Film & Entertainment (Vip Media Funds)
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM ); Afd; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; DeAPlaneta; Equinoxe Films; Finnkino Oy; Forum; Forum Film (Bulgaria); Forum Film (Poland); Golden Village; Hoyts Distribution; Icon; Icon Uk Group; Icon Uk Group; Impacto Cine; Italia Films; Kinepolis Film Distribution; MGM /UA; MGM Distribution Company; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Mikado Film; Nu-Metro; RCV Distribution; SND-Groupe M6; Sam Film; Scanbox Entertainment; Verve Pictures; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Prix du Public Audience award at the 2007 Locarno International Film Festival.

Released in United States Summer August 17, 2007

Released in United States on Video February 26, 2008

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States August 2007

Released in United States September 2007

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Premiere) August 31-September 9, 2007.

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (Piazza Grande) August 1-11, 2007.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Zabaltegi - Pearls) September 20-29, 2007.

Released in United States Summer August 17, 2007

Released in United States on Video February 26, 2008

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Premiere) August 31-September 9, 2007.)

Released in United States August 2007 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (Piazza Grande) August 1-11, 2007.)

Released in United States September 2007 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Zabaltegi - Pearls) September 20-29, 2007.)