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The Ordinaries (N/C 15+)

3 March

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


UK Premiere

Sophie Linnenbaum’s wonderfully inventive comic debut is like a cross between Brazil and The Truman Show. In her parallel world, life is a big movie production and everyone knows their place. Society is divided into Main Characters, Extras and, lowest of the low, Outtakes. Teenager Paula (Fine Sendel) lives with her mother and studies at the Main Character School, honing her emotional range. Searching for her long lost father, propels her into a different world and gives the film its edgy political satire. Witty, magical filmmaking and those musical numbers dazzle.

The screening on Thursday 2 March will be followed by a Q&A with Sophie Linnenbaum, hosted by Allan Hunter.

Thanks to The Match Factory

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  • Director Sophie Linnenbaum
  • Cast Fine Sendel, Jule Bowe, Henning Peke
  • Country Germany
  • Year of Production 2022
  • Running Time 2h
  • Certificate N/C 15+
  • Language German with English subtitles
  • Content Warning Death, Images of War, Violence, Racism/ discrimination/ slurs
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