Brakes. Image shows from L to R: Daniel (Noel Fielding), Layla (Mercedes Grower)

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
2017
Stars
Mercedes Grower, Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt, Oliver Maltman, Julia Davis, Peter Wight, Seb Cardinal, Steve Oram and more
Writer
Mercedes Grower
Director
Mercedes Grower
Producers
Mercedes Grower, Judy Counihan, Michael Foster, Kurban Kassam and Joseph Lynn
Companies

If you knew where it would end, would you ever begin?

Brakes is a raw, dark comedy about endings and beginnings. A failed relationship is rarely predicted but always reviewed...

Split into two halves, Brakes follows the tumultuous stories of nine couples. It plunges straight into the brutal and absurd endings of their relationships, and then travels back in time to the moment when the spark of love between them first emerged.

Using London as their match maker, each of their stories is unique, yet familiar to us all.

Additional details

UK certificate
15
Duration
84 minutes
UK release
Friday 24th November 2017
Produced
2016
UK premiere
Sunday 19th November 2017, Norwich Film Festival
Distributors

Bulldog

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Friday 12th February 2021 at 1:25am on Film4
  • Thursday 23rd July 2020 at 12:50am on Film4
  • Wednesday 8th January 2020 at 1:10am on Film4

Recording details

  • London and Queens Ice & Bowl

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