Mischief Night

  • 15
  • Penny Woolcock (2006)
  • UK (SUB)
  • 89 min
Film Review
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4 out of 5

Penny Woolcock's Leeds-set comedy drama offers a wonderfully vibrant and inclusive take on contemporary Britain. Shot in Beeston and largely cast with non-professional actors, it feels refreshingly authentic. Kelli Hollis (star of Woolcock's made-for-TV Tina Goes Shopping and Tina Takes a Break) again plays single mum Tina, who lives in an area divided between whites and Asians. As the traditional early November celebration of Mischief Night approaches, tensions are simmering, and Tina and old flame Immie Khan (Ramon Tikaram) are caught on the racial fault line. Woolcock's not afraid of tackling taboos, from radical Islam to heroin addiction, and pulls off the quite remarkable feat of making no problem seem impossible of being salved - if not solved - by the power of laughter.

Plot Summary

Comedy drama starring Kelli Hollis and Ramon Tikaram. Single mum Tina falls for an old flame from across the Anglo-Asian racial divide of a Yorkshire town that is celebrating the Halloween-style tradition of Mischief Night with plenty of pranks and stunts.

Cast and crew

Cast

Tina
Kelli Hollis
Kimberley
Holly Kenny
Tyler
Michael Taylor (3)
Macauley
Jake Hayward
Immie
Ramon Tikaram
Sarina
Sarah Byrne
Asif
Qasim Akhtar
Kev
James Foster
Mrs Khan
Shobu Kapoor
Nafisa
Shaida Chaudhury

Crew

Director
Penny Woolcock

Other Information

Language: 
English, Urdu +subtitles
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Verve Pictures
Guidance: 
Contains swearing.
Available on DVD
Released 3 Nov 2006
Certificate 15
Distributor:
Fremantlemedia Enterprise Ltd
Categories
Comedy

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