The League of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse (image 1)

Screened as part of NZIFF 2005

The League of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse 2005

Directed by Steve Bendelack

"A definite contender for this year’s award for best film within a film about a struggle to make a film out of a TV series." — Time Out

Ireland / UK / USA In English
91 minutes 35mm

Director

Screenplay

Jeremy Dyson
,
Mark Gatiss
,
Steve Pemberton
,
Reece Shearsmith

Photography

Rob Kitzmann

Editor

Tony Cranstoun

Music

Joby Talbot

With

Mark Gatiss
,
Steve Pemberton
,
Reece Shearsmith
,
Michael Sheen
,
David Warner

Elsewhere

"Your creation has become one of the most adored and quoted BBC comedies of recent years. You want to make it into a movie. Do you: a) Throw together a vaguely plausible plot for the most recognisible characters, shoehorning in as many catchphrases as you can, then take the money and run? Or b) Concoct a highly self-conscious adventure in which your neglected old characters battle with new ones for your attention, with you (played by yourselves) pursued by both parties between real and fictional worlds? Fans of the increasingly ambitious League of Gentlemen TV series won’t be surprised to learn that the quartet have chosen the latter option… Convoluted and self-absorbed as it might sound, their film is, happily, a real gagfest, right from the magnificent opening scene. They’ve succeeded in incorporating their many influences into a story that hangs together against considerable budgetary odds. A definite contender for this year’s award for best film within a film about a struggle to make a film out of a TV series." — Time Out