Poppy Shakespeare

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From the producers of the Oscar-winning film THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, POPPY SHAKESPEARE is a funny, original and moving film which takes a candid look at life from the perspective of a patient on the psychiatric ward of a North London day hospital. N (BAFTA award winner, Ana Maxwell Martin) is a 13 year veteran of the Dorothy Fish, a psychiatric day hospital in London, whose sole ambition is never to be discharged. But when glamorous Poppy (Naomie Harris) bursts on to the scene, loudly protesting her sanity and desperate to get out, a baffled N reluctantly agrees to help her. In a 21st century ‘Catch 22’, the pair soon discover that to qualify for legal aid to pay for the lawyer to prove she is sane, Poppy must get sickness benefit, for which she must prove she is mad. Trapped in a crazy upside-down world, where nothing turns out to be quite what it seems, a curious friendship develops born out of love


Cast

Anna Maxwell Martin, Tessa Peake-Jones, Claire Beneict, Kolade Agboke

Director(s)

Benjamin Ross


Duration

1 x 87'

Genre(s)

Film, Drama

Year of Production

2008


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