Philomena (2013)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 38 mins

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A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.

Cast: Judi Dench, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Steve Coogan

Crew: Stephen Frears (Director), Robbie Ryan (Director of Photography), Alexandre Desplat (Music Director)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 27 Nov 2013 (India)

Tagline: Two unlikely companions are on a journey to find her long lost son.

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Did you know? There are flashbacks which are done with "home movies". Some of these were created for the film but some of them are from actual footage of her real son. Read More
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as Philomena
as Young Philomena
as Martin Sixsmith
as Sister Anunciata
as Sister Hildegarde
as Sister Claire
as David
as Kathleen
as Waitress
as Alex
as Check In Operator
as Young Sister Hildegarde
as Mary
as Sally Mitchell
as Dr Robert
as Bridie
as Bellboy
as Pete Olsson
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actress
as Mother Barbara
as Marcia Weller
as Michael
as Kate Sixsmith
as Irish Waitress
as Young Nun

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Director

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Screenplay Writer
Comic Book Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography

Music

Music Director
Music Label

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Makeup Artist
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Camera:
ARRI ALEXA M
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 (Flat), 2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Taglines:
Two unlikely companions are on a journey to find her long lost son.
Goofs:
Miscellaneous
When Philomena and the journalist are waiting to board a return flight from Washington to London, he calls his office in London where a clock shows it is 8:55. That would make it 3:55 in D.C. It can't be 3:55 pm because it is dark; so it has to be 3:55 am. And no flights leave for London until 3 or 4 hours later.

Miscellaneous
Though the film appears to be set in 2004, the red Mazda MX-5 in which Pete Olsen arrives at his house is a third generation model, not launched until 2005.
Trivia:
There are flashbacks which are done with "home movies". Some of these were created for the film but some of them are from actual footage of her real son.

While visiting the convent, Martin Sixsmith sees an autographed photo of an American actress on the wall and asks if it is Jayne Mansfield (it is actually Jane Russell). A character who appears later in the film, Pete Olsson, is played by Peter Hermann. Hermann is married to Jayne Mansfield's daughter, Mariska Hargitay.