Cassandra's Dream (2007) Movie

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Ratings / Votes
6.7/ 10 (31763 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some sexual material and brief violence

Production Company
Iberville Productions [gb]
Virtual Studios [us]
Wild Bunch [fr]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(Spain) - 18 June 2007
(Italy) - 2 September 2007
(Canada) - 11 September 2007
(USA) - 8 October 2007
(Spain) - 26 October 2007

Running Time

How far will you go to make your dreams come true? Family is family. Blood is blood. Every dream has its price.

accidental-killing, actress, alcoholism, anxiety-attack, apostrophe-in-title, assassination, assassination-attempt, auto-mechanic, blackmail, boardwalk, boat, box-office-flop, breaking-and-entering, brother-brother-relationship, car-trouble, cigarette-smoking, death, debt, depression, dog-race, dog-racing, dog-track, family-relationships, gambling, girlfriend,

Technical Support
CAM:Panavision Cameras and Lenses
LAB:Technicolor, UK
MET:2960 m - (Sweden)
MET:2987 m - (Portugal, 35 mm)
MET:3015 m - (Finland)
OFM:35 mm - (Kodak)
PFM:35 mm
RAT:1.85 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Bardock, Matt as [Jaguar Owner] <32>
  2. Benfield, John as [Father] <4>
  3. Boatman, Ross as [Detective] <39>
  4. Bodrozic, Milo as [Poker Player] <23>
  5. Budin-Jones, Terry as (as Terry Budin Jones) [Poker Player] <20>
  6. Carter, Dan (XI) as [Fred] <12>
  7. Carter, Jim (I) as [Garage Boss] <33>
  8. Clear, Tom as (uncredited) [Photographer]
  9. Daly, Peter-Hugo as (as Peter Hugo-Daly) [Boat Owner] <3>
  10. Davis, Paul Marc as (as Paul Davis) [Poker Player] <19>
  11. Davis, Philip (I) as (as Phil Davis) [Martin Burns] <26>
  12. Edelson, Kenneth as (uncredited) [Tim - Screenwriter]
  13. Farrell, Colin (I) as [Terry] <2>
  14. Fiddy, James as (uncredited) [Background]
  15. Fisher, Tom (XV) as [Nigel] <34>
  16. Fisher, Tom (XX) as [Nigel] <34>
  17. Gardner, Paul (IX) as [Bentley Salesman] <35>
  18. Graham, Richard (I) as [Detective] <38>
  19. Harm, Michael as [Estate Agent] <16>
  20. Horovitch, David as [Angela's Dad] <31>
  21. Howard, Andrew (I) as [Jerry] <7>
  22. Lintern, Richard as [Director] <13>
  23. Mack, Tommy (II) as [Poker Player] <22>
  24. McGregor, Ewan as [Ian] <1>
  25. Noonan, Stephen (I) as [Mel] <11>
  26. Ramsey, Allan (I) as [Poker Player] <18>
  27. Rathbone, Hugh (II) as [Poker Player] <17>
  28. Richmond, George (I) as [Bernard] <27>
  29. Smee, Keith as [Terry's Track Mate] <10>
  30. Umbers, Mark as [Eisley] <36>
  31. Viano, Franck as [Poker Player] <21>
  32. Whitlock, Lee as [Mike] <15>
  33. Wickes, Scott (III) as (uncredited) [Local Businessman]
  34. Wilkinson, Tom (I) as [Howard] <25>
  35. Atwell, Hayley as [Angela] <8>
  36. Fowler, Cate as [Angela's Mom] <30>
  37. Gilchrist, Emily as [Dora] <24>
  38. Hawkins, Sally (I) as [Kate] <9>
  39. Higgins, Clare (I) as [Mother] <5>
  40. Higham, Jennifer as [Helen] <14>
  41. Madekwe, Ashley as (as Ashley Medekwe) [Lucy] <6>
  42. McCarthy, Maggie (I) as [Servant] <37>
  43. Outhwaite, Tamzin as [Burns' Date] <29>
  44. Roberts, Phyllis as (voice) [Burns' Mother] <28>


  1. Crime
  2. Drama
  3. Romance
  4. Thriller

Full Plot

Two London brothers are hard-up for cash, and both have girls to look out for, too. When rich Uncle Howard comes to town and agrees to help them out, he admits his finances are under investigation, and he asks them to do him a favor and "take care of" an old business relation to keep his trouble under wraps - he says that they're family, and since he always takes care of them, the least they could do is help him out this once, as they're the only ones he can trust. The film follows their struggle with the immorality of this request and how each brother chooses to deal with it. Anonymous In London, the loser brothers from a working-class family, Ian and Terry, buy a second-hand sailboat name Cassandra's Dream for their leisure. Ian poses of big shot and has big dreams, saving money to invest in two hotels in California while the unstable Terry is an alcoholic gambler addicted in pills and mechanic. When Terry loses a great amount in a card game, Ian lends his savings to pay part of the sum Terry owes to loan sharks. When their wealthy uncle Howard arrives in London coming from China, the brothers see the chance to borrow the money they need to quit the debt with the loan sharks and to invest in the hotel. However, Howard asks them to get rid of his former associated Martin Burns that is threatening him and his businesses. Ian and Terry have to decide whether they shall cross the line and help family or face the lack the money to resolve their issues. Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 7,499 (Netherlands) (31 December 2008) BT: GBP 13,000,000 CP: Wolverine Productions Limited GR: USD 971,561 (USA) (17 February 2008) GR: USD 951,525 (USA) (10 February 2008) GR: USD 871,646 (USA) (3 February 2008) GR: USD 709,830 (USA) (27 January 2008) GR: USD 437,643 (USA) (20 January 2008) GR: GBP 47,359 (UK) (25 May 2008) OW: USD 437,643 (USA) (20 January 2008) (107 screens) OW: GBP 47,359 (UK) (25 May 2008) (50 screens) SD: 10 July 2006 - 22 August 2006 WG: USD 9,446 (USA) (17 February 2008) (5 screens) WG: USD 41,375 (USA) (10 February 2008) (45 screens) WG: USD 97,919 (USA) (3 February 2008) (79 screens) WG: USD 190,612 (USA) (27 January 2008) (107 screens) WG: USD 437,643 (USA) (20 January 2008) (107 screens) WG: GBP 47,359 (UK) (25 May 2008) (50 screens)

Movie Certificate

14A (Canada)
12 (Switzerland)(canton of Vaud)
12 (Switzerland)(canton of Geneva)
K-11 (Finland)
M/16 (Portugal)
PG-13 (USA)(certificate #43051)
12A (Ireland)
PG (Singapore)
IIA (Hong Kong)
7 (Sweden)
PG-12 (Taiwan)
6 (Netherlands)
14 (Brazil)
12 (Germany)
16 (Argentina)
M (Australia)
14 (Peru)
G (Japan)

Music Composers

  1. Glass, Philip


  1. Zsigmond, Vilmos

Dress Designers

  1. Taylor, Jill (I)


A-Film Distribution [nl] - (2008) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
A-Film Home Entertainment [nl] - (2008) (Netherlands) (DVD) (retail)
Albatros Film [jp] - (2010) (Japan) (theatrical)
Alfa Films [ar] - (2008) (Argentina) (theatrical)
Christal Films [ca] - (2007) (Canada) (all media)
Constantin Film [de] - (2008) (Germany) (theatrical)
Divisa Home Video [es] - (2008) (Spain) (DVD)
Festive Films [sg] - (2008) (Singapore) (theatrical)
Frenetic Films [ch] - (2007-2008) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
Golden Village Entertainment [sg] - (2008) (Singapore) (theatrical)
Highlight Film [de] - (2008) (Germany) (DVD)
Imagem Filmes [br] - (2008) (Brazil) (all media)
Movie Bank [nl] - (2008) (Netherlands) (DVD) (rental)
On Pictures [es] - (2007) (Spain) (all media)
Scanbox Entertainment [fi] - (2007) (Finland) (all media)
Scanbox Entertainment [se] - (2007) (Sweden) (theatrical)
Scanbox Entertainment [se] - (2008) (Sweden) (DVD)
Serenity Entertainment International [tw] - (2008) (Taiwan) (theatrical)
Spentzos Films [gr] - (2007) (Greece) (all media)
TFM Distribution [fr] - (2007) (France) (theatrical)
Transeuropa Video Entertainment (TVE) [ar] - (2008) (Argentina) (DVD)
Weinstein Company, The [us] - (2007) (USA) (theatrical)
Weinstein Company, The [us] - (2008) (Australia) (theatrical)
Weinstein Company, The [us] - (2008) (New Zealand) (theatrical)
Weinstein Company, The [us] - (2008) (USA) (DVD)

Film Editors

  1. Lepselter, Alisa


  1. Allentuch, Sarah (assistant: Mr. Allen)
  2. Armitage, Kim (script supervisor)
  3. Bailey, Daren (marine coordinator)
  4. Ball, Philip (I) (stand-in)
  5. Birmingham, Jack (marine crew: second unit, marine)
  6. Bone, Kate (location assistant)
  7. Campbell-Bell, David (assistant location manager)
  8. Cassoni, Bruno (assistant director floor runner)
  9. Chalk, Leah (health and safety)
  10. Colman, Miranda (floor runner)
  11. Creed, Ian (marine coordinator)
  12. Dowd, Francesca (production coordinator)
  13. Etchells, Richard (title designer) (as Dickie Etchells)
  14. Foulds, Lucy (location coordinator)
  15. Godeseth, Synnöve (assistant location manager)
  16. Harker, Michael J. (completion bond company representative)
  17. Harm, Michael (location manager)
  18. Heathcote, Lisa (food stylist)
  19. Hill, Richard (II) (assistant location manager)
  20. Hook, Natasha (unit nurse)
  21. Karn, Robert (production assistant)
  22. Lehman, Sage (assistant: Mr. Allen)
  23. Lorino Jr., Pietro (post-production accountant)
  24. Moran, Ciaran (accounts trainee)
  25. Moscovici, Adrien (production assistant)
  26. Munkacsi, Kurt (assistant: Philip Glass)
  27. Novakovic, Ante (assistant: Colin Farrell) (uncredited)
  28. O'Malley, Louise (production accountant)
  29. Pile, Finlay (assistant location manager)
  30. Robertson, Lee (I) (assistant location manager)
  31. Sigsgaard, Cassandra (clearances coordinator)
  32. Smith, Kerry (II) (assistant accountant)
  33. Syed, Alice (assistant production coordinator)
  34. Tyler, Catherine (floor runner)
  35. Washington, Joan (dialect coach)


Ian: Would you sleep with a director to get a part? Angela: Well, that depends on the part, and who the director is, and how much I'd had to drink. Ian: It's not a very comforting answer. Angela: I didn't like the question. Howard: After all I've done for you, it should be automatic. Family is family! Blood is blood! You don't ask questions. You protect your own. [first lines] Ian: Ah, she's a beauty! I mean, look her - she's not new, but she looks new. He said the engine needed work. Terry: I could do the engine. Ian: I can't believe he's asking so little. It's practically a steal. Terry: John Anderson said we could keep it at his marina - free of charge - at least for a year till his son comes back. Ian: Ah, here he comes. Don't show you're too eager or he won't budge on the price, all right? Terry: Right. [last lines] Kate: Aw... I like that. What do you think? Angela: Yeah. Kate: I would look good in that. Angela: Yeah, Terry would love that. Kate: Would he? Angela: Yeah, men love that sort of shape. I wore something similar when Ian first saw me. Father: Like the poet said: "The only ship certain to come in has black sails." Ian: He was right about one thing. Once you cross the line, there's no going back.

Other Titles

  1. Cassandras Traum (2008) (ENG)

  2. Le rêve de Cassandre (2007) (ENG)

  3. Sogni e delitti (2007) (ENG)

  4. Woody Allen Summer Project 2006 (2007) (ENG)
    (USA) (working title)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. 7 Barlby Road, Kensington, London, England, UK
  2. All Saints Church, Old Church Street, Chelsea, London, England, UK
  3. Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England, UK
  4. Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK
  5. Claridge's Hotel - Brook Street, Mayfair, London, England, UK
  6. Grand Union Canal, London, England, UK
  7. London, England, UK
  8. Overstone Road, Hammersmith, London, England, UK
  9. Thames riverbanks, River Thames, London, England, UK
  10. Tower Bridge, London, England, UK - (Long shot)


- 'Colin Farrell (I)' (qv) said in an interview that he "think[s] [he] did as many takes for this whole film as I did for one scene in _Miami Vice (2006)_ (qv)."

- This is the first 'Woody Allen' (qv) film to be released with a stereo soundtrack.

- Unusually for a 'Woody Allen' (qv) film, the music is provided by a composer - in this case, 'Philip Glass' (qv) - instead of being a collection of old standards.

- The third consecutive 'Woody Allen' (qv) film to be made in the UK (after _Match Point (2005)_ (qv) and _Scoop (2006)_ (qv)), and the first one not to have any Americans in the cast.

- Originally this was scheduled to open in late 2007 to qualify for Academy Award consideration. After some indifferent previews however, it was given a January 2008 release, traditionally the dumping ground for bad films.

- When 'Woody Allen' (qv) first approached 'Philip Glass' (qv) about doing the film's score, they had an initial meeting in which Glass played him a particularly ominous piece of music. Allen remarked that it was a very heavy section of music and that it would be perfect for establishing the dark mood of the film. Glass interjected with the fact that the music he'd