WriterDominic Anciano, Ray Burdis Initial releaseSeptember 24, 1999 (United Kingdom) DirectorsRay Burdis, Dominic Anciano Initial DVD releaseDecember 31, 2005 (Sweden) CastJude Law, Sadie Frost, John Beckett, Ray Winstone (Ray), William Scully (Bill), Mark Burdis (Mark) Similar moviesThe Last Witch Hunter, Fish Tank, Factory Girl, The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, At the Edge of the Abyss, Jupiter Ascending
TaglineThe camera never lies... it's a pity about friends
Final cut 1998 vf drame thriller en francais
Final Cut is a film released in 1998, jointly written and directed by Dominic Anciano and Ray Burdis (who also appear in the film). This film features several of the actors / actresses from the Primrose Hill set. It was nominated for the Golden Hitchcock at the 1999 Dinard Festival of British Cinema. All the characters (except Tony, played by Perry Benson) in this film share their forename with the actors / actresses who play them, a gimmick used in the directors' later film Love, Honour and Obey (2000).
The film opens with the cast gathering after the funeral of Jude to see a film he had been working on for two years. It turns out that the film is secret videos of all those gathered together in their most despicable moments including thievery, spousal abuse, adultery, etc. The revelations remove the masks from the so-called close friends.
Perry Benson as Tony
Ray Winstone as Ray
Sadie Frost as Sadie
John Beckett as John
William Scully as Bill
Mark Burdis as Mark
Jude Law as Jude
Lisa Marsh as Lisa
Ray Burdis as Burdis
Dominic Anciano as Dominic
Holly Davidson as Holly
As with most films involving the Primrose Hill set, there are numerous links between the cast members. Sadie Frost appears alongside her husband Jude Law and her sister Holly Davidson; brothers Ray and Mark Burdis both appear in the film; Ray Burdis and Dominic Anciano have worked together throughout their careers; and Winstone, Burdis and Benson all appeared in Scum (1979).