Year: 2007
UK: Lionsgate Films UK
Cast: Martin Freeman, Corey Johnson, Danny Dyer, Velibor Topic, Richard Harrington, Amanda Abbington, Jamie Kenna, Charles Edwards, Jonathan Ryland, Ian Thompson, Nicholas Hutchison, David Bamber, Alexandra Gilb, Wendy Mae Brown, Fenella Fielding, Freddie Benedict, Nicky Read
Director: Gavin Claxton
Country: UK
UK: 83 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language, once very strong, and infrequent violence
UK Release Date: 11 May 2007 (Limited Release - London West End, Empire)
UK DVD Release Date: 24 September 2007


Chris (Martin Freeman) is a frustrated TV producer who is forced to leave his unreliable flatmate, Bob (Velibor Topic) in charge of showing a series of real estate agents around the house he is trying to sell. Worried by Bob's habit of spending all day working in the basement playing loud music and creating his bizarre artwork, Chris asks his friend to listen out for the door bell and show anyone who comes calling inside. Bob promises to do exactly that and for once, not to let him down.

Pining for his ex-girlfriend and fed up with his career as a producer of a late-night comedy show, Chris has decided to sell his flat with the vague notion of somehow regaining control over his life and of course, to rid himself of Bob, a penniless Bosnian would-be artist and amateur taxidermist. Bob hasn't had a paying job since arriving in the country five years ago, preferring instead to rely on Chris' good nature by virtually squatting in his spare room and using his cellar to construct his works of art - strange sculptures of dead animals engaging in inter-species sex.

Meanwhile, elsewhere a neurotic and fastidious American gangster named Mr Gaspardi (Corey Johnson) is being chauffeured to the airport by his vain, celebrity-obsessed British host, a London criminal named Dennis Earle (Danny Dyer), when he is struck down by chronic food poisoning.

Running out of petrol on a suburban street, Gaspardi is forced to use the nearest toilet and out of desperation knocks on Chris' front door. Mistaking them for estate agents, Bob immediately invites Mr Gaspardi and Dennis into the house and shows the sick gangster to the nearest lavatory. Only when the incapacitated Mr Gaspardi emerges does he realise that his trigger-happy partner has shot a hole in a water main and set in motion an accidental hostage situation that soon involves an ever-growing list bizarre captives.


Language: English
Subtitles: English
Original Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Widescreen / Colour
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1

Special Features
Commentary with Martin Freeman, Danny Dyer and director Gavin Claxton