Yes (2004/I) Movie

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Ratings / Votes
6.2/ 10 (2144 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated R for language and some sexual content

Production Company
Adventure Pictures [gb]
GreeneStreet Films [us]
Studio Fierberg [us]
UK Film Council [gb]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(USA) - 4 September 2004
(Canada) - 12 September 2004
(UK) - 27 October 2004
(USA) - 22 May 2005
(USA) - 24 June 2005

Running Time
Argentina:100 (Mar del Plata Film Festival)


adultery, ambiguity, atheism, aunt, bathtub, beach, beirut-lebanon, blues-music, box-office-flop, breaking-the-fourth-wall, condom, cook, cuba, cultural-difference, dance, death, dinner-party, hospital, irish, jogging, maid, microscope, monologue, one-word-title, racism,

Technical Support
CAM:Aaton XTR Prod, Cooke S4 and Zeiss Super Speed Lenses
LAB:Digimage, Paris, France - (digital intermediate)
LAB:Laboratoires Éclair, Paris, France
LAB:Soho Images, London, UK - (rushes processing)
OFM:16 mm - (Kodak Vision2 500T 7218, Eastman EXR 50D 7245, Vision 200T 7274)
PCS:Digital Intermediate - (2K) (master format)
PCS:Super 16 - (source format)
PFM:35 mm - (blow-up)
RAT:1.85 : 1

Related Pictures

Pictures of Yes (2004/I) Movie not found

Full Cast

  1. Abkarian, Simon as [He] <4>
  2. Agoudjian, Antoine as [Friend in Beirut] <21>
  3. Antoni, George as (as George Yiasoumi) [Kitchen Boss] <12>
  4. Coxhill, Lol as [Father Christmas] <15>
  5. Johnson, Wil (I) as [Virgil] <5>
  6. Lewis, Gary (III) as [Billy] <6>
  7. Marino, Nicholas as (uncredited) [Photo Man]
  8. Neill, Sam as [Anthony] <3>
  9. Orkian, Kev as [Waiter] <11>
  10. Owen, Father Charles as [Priest] <16>
  11. Waring, Raymond as [Whizzer] <7>
  12. Allen, Joan (I) as [She] <2>
  13. Bond, Dot as [Cleaner in Nursing Home] <19>
  14. Bond, Samantha (I) as [Kate] <10>
  15. Coombes, Mandy as [Nun] <17>
  16. Galstian, Christina as [Friend in Beirut] <22>
  17. Hancock, Sheila as [Aunt] <14>
  18. Henderson, Shirley (I) as [Cleaner] <1>
  19. Leonidas, Stephanie as [Grace] <8>
  20. Owen, Beti as [Nun] <18>
  21. Oxley, Barbara as [Cleaner in Swimming Pool] <9>
  22. Reyes Sanchez, Dorca as [Woman in Cuban Apartment] <20>
  23. Scott, Beryl as [Cleaner in Laboratory] <13>


  1. Drama
  2. Romance

Full Plot

In this film, told almost entirely in iambic pentameter, She is a scientist in a loveless marriage to Anthony, a devious politician. He is a Lebanese doctor in self-imposed exile, working as a chef in a London restaurant. They meet at a banquet and fall into a carefree, passionate relationship. But the contempt He perceives as a Muslim immigrant to the UK causes him to break up with She, offering little in the way of explanation, and return to his homeland. She drags his reasons out of him little by little and tries to sympathize. Keenly feeling the loss of his love, She flies to Havana to sort things out on the beach and in the cabarets. She sends him a ticket, but harbors no illusions that He will join her in this Carribean melting pot... Joe Jurca Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 12,759 (Switzerland) (14 December 2005) BT: GBP 1,000,000 GR: USD 396,035 (USA) (25 September 2005) GR: USD 392,742 (USA) (18 September 2005) GR: USD 386,020 (USA) (11 September 2005) GR: USD 379,423 (USA) (4 September 2005) GR: USD 366,560 (USA) (28 August 2005) GR: USD 353,268 (USA) (21 August 2005) GR: USD 338,169 (USA) (14 August 2005) GR: USD 306,768 (USA) (7 August 2005) GR: USD 272,015 (USA) (31 July 2005) GR: USD 228,081 (USA) (24 July 2005) GR: USD 181,060 (USA) (17 July 2005) GR: USD 137,359 (USA) (10 July 2005) GR: USD 88,509 (USA) (4 July 2005) GR: USD 28,451 (USA) (26 June 2005) OW: USD 28,451 (USA) (26 June 2005) (7 screens) WG: USD 1,435 (USA) (25 September 2005) (3 screens) WG: USD 4,193 (USA) (18 September 2005) (8 screens) WG: USD 4,550 (USA) (11 September 2005) (8 screens) WG: USD 5,201 (USA) (4 September 2005) (8 screens) WG: USD 9,895 (USA) (28 August 2005) (13 screens) WG: USD 5,996 (USA) (21 August 2005) (12 screens) WG: USD 14,708 (USA) (14 August 2005) (18 screens) WG: USD 26,763 (USA) (7 August 2005) (24 screens) WG: USD 26,783 (USA) (31 July 2005) (19 screens) WG: USD 34,194 (USA) (24 July 2005) (26 screens) WG: USD 28,594 (USA) (17 July 2005) (17 screens) WG: USD 34,847 (USA) (10 July 2005) (13 screens) WG: USD 46,550 (USA) (4 July 2005) (17 screens) WG: USD 28,451 (USA) (26 June 2005) (7 screens)

Movie Certificate

12 (Netherlands)
Btl (Sweden)
14 (Switzerland)(canton of Zurich)
12 (Germany)
13 (Argentina)
12 (Switzerland)(canton of Geneva)
12 (Switzerland)(canton of Vaud)
14A (Canada)(Ontario)
M (Australia)
NC-16 (Singapore)
15 (UK)

Music Composers

  1. Potter, Sally (I)


  1. Rodionov, Aleksei

Dress Designers

  1. Durran, Jacqueline


Filmcoopi Zürich [ch] - (2005) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
Filmhouse [mx] - (2006) (Mexico) (theatrical)
GAGA [jp] - (2005) (Japan) (theatrical)
GreeneStreet Films International [us] - (2004) (worldwide) (all media)
Madman Entertainment [au] - (2006) (Australia) (all media)
Madman Entertainment [au] - (2006) (New Zealand) (all media)
RCV Film Distribution [nl] - (2005) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
Sony Pictures Classics [us] - (2005) (USA) (theatrical)

Film Editors

  1. Goddard, Daniel (I)


  1. Bassett, Scott (I) (production coordinator)
  2. Campbell, Hester (production assistant)
  3. Cherkas, Vicki (head of business and legal affairs: GreeneStreet Films)
  4. Clark-Hall, Mike (floor runner)
  5. de la Huerta, Carlos (location manager: Cuba)
  6. Donohue, Walter (story editor)
  7. Eardley, Peter (production accountant)
  8. Eyles, Penny (script supervisor)
  9. Fulton, Nial (location coordinator)
  10. Gladstone, Ben (location manager)
  11. Goldman, Jared (I) (production department manager)
  12. Hagan, Dean (I) (production coordinator: Belfast)
  13. Haveland, Sam (assistant location manager)
  14. Kornreich, Brian (business affairs consultant)
  15. Lawless, Mary (I) (manager of business affairs: GreeneStreet Films)
  16. Lazar, Lori (assistant: John Penotti)
  17. Lorenzo, Jorge García (production assistant: Cuba)
  18. Masters, Stephen (I) (title designer)
  19. Medina, Fernando E. (location manager: Dominican Republic)
  20. Morham, Fiona (head of physical production)
  21. Moussoulides, Poll (dialogue coach)
  22. Pinsent, Freya (production accountant)
  23. Plummer, Pam (assistant: Joan Allen)
  24. Pombo, Vivian (accountant: Cuba)
  25. Purchas, David (production assistant)
  26. Reid, Amos Field (assistant to director)
  27. Washington, Joan (dialogue coach)
  28. Williams, Tim (IV) (production executive)


Cleaner: And, in the end, it simply isn't worth / Your while to try and clean your life away. / You can't. For, everything you do or say / Is there, forever. It leaves evidence. / In fact it's really only common sense; / There's no such thing as nothing, not at all. / It may be really very, very small / But it's still there. In fact I think I'd guess / That "no" does not exist. There's only "yes". Aunt: [thinking] Communism died, but what came in its place? A load of greed. A life spent longing for things you don't need!

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Cuba
  2. Dominican Republic


- Director 'Sally Potter' told 'Joan Allen (I)' (qv) to think of the dialog, which is in verse, more in the line of 'Eminem' (qv) than 'William Shakespeare (I)' (qv). She even took the actress to Def Poetry Jam, a night of spoken word that ran on Broadway courtesy of hip-hop mogul 'Russell Simmons' (qv) to experience it.

- Director 'Sally Potter (I)' (qv) began writing the script on 12 September 2001.

- The whole of the film's dialog is spoken in verse.

- Havana, Cuba, doubled for Beirut in the film because insurers refused to cover it after the war in Iraq.

- £450,000 of the approximately £1 million budget came from the UK Film Council.

- 'Joan Allen (I)' (qv) couldn't join the crew in Cuba because of the regulations making it difficult for Americans from visiting the country. Her scenes were shot in the nearby Dominican Republic and cut into the Cuban footage.