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Original title: Millions
German title: Millions
Great Britain, 2004

Director: Boyle, Danny
Production company: Mission Pictures

The North West of England, seven days before Britain will convert to the Euro. Seven-years-old Damian and his two years older brother Anthony live with their Dad - their Mum's dead, as Anthony likes to remind people when he needs an excuse, or a favour. When a big bag of pounds sterling literally falls from the sky, the pair decide the only course of action is to keep schtum and spend it pronto. but a quarter of a million pounds is a lot of money for two kids to spend in a week, and somewhere the bag's owners must have missed it. (London International Film Festival 2004)

Nimbly scripted by Frank Cottrell Boyce (24 Hour Party People, Code 46), Millions is a sweet natured, wryly funny drama in which the brothers - one with nascent entrepreneurial skills, the other a kind hearted Samaritan - are delightfully convincing. Beautifully shot by Anthony Dod Mantle, who along with production designer Mark Tildesley worked with Danny Boyle on 28 Days Later, Millions affirms Boyle as a versatile director with a talent for coaxing revelatory performances from inexperienced actors. This new film has something delightfully British, or more properly delightfully Northern, about it. Imagine a modern day Ealing comedy set in Warrington, and you probably won't be too wide of the mark. (London International Film Festival 2004)

London International Film Festival 2004, Cinemagic Belfast 2004, Dallas 2005, Raindance East Film Festival London 2005 (opening film, www.raindance.co.uk), Showcommotion Sheffield 2005, Kassel 2005, Dresden 2005, Antwerp/Brugge 2006, Muenster 2006

World sales address/es:
Pathé Int. & UK

Sold to:
Pathé Int. & UK
Fox (20th Century Fox, D)
Bundesverband Jugend und Film (DE)
Filmverleih im Nordseepark (D)
Alternative Films (B)
Pathé France
Prooptiki (GR)
A-Film (NL)
Medusa (I)
Lusomundo (PT)
gkids (USA)