June 3rd 2011
  • Drama,
  • TBA,
  • 97 min,
  • The Weinstein Company
  • Cast: Sally Hawkins, Craig Roberts, Paddy Considine, Noah Taylor, Gemma Chan, Yasmin Paige, Darren Evans, Ben Stiller
  • Director: Richard Ayoade
  • Writers: Richard Ayoade, Joe Dunthorne
  • Producers: Mary Burke, Andy Stebbing, Mark Herbert
  • Associate Producer: Ally Gipps
  • Executive Producers: Pauline Burt, Tessa Ross, Ben Stiller, Peter Carlton, Will Clarke, Stuart Cornfeld, Paul Higgins, Linda James, Jeremy Kramer
  • Art Direction: Sarah Pasquali
  • Casting: Karen Lindsay-Stewart
  • Costume Design: Charlotte Walter
  • D.O.P.: Erik Wilson
  • Editors: Chris Dickens, Nick Fenton
  • Makeup: Tara McDonald
  • Music: Andrew Hewitt
  • Production Design: Gary Williamson
  • Set Decoration: Cathy Cosgrove


"Submarine" follows 15 year old Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts) through the impending break-up of his parents' marriage and his first relationship. The film is an adaptation of Joe Dunthorne's stunning, award-winning novel which has attracted comparisons to J.D. Salinger.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Wales, UK
  • Production Companies: Film4, Film Agency for Wales, Red Hour Films, Warp Films
  • Production Schedule: 26 October 2009 - December 2009

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2011 Guide Analysis: "Best known for his nerdish character Maurice Moss on the hilarious "The IT Crowd", Richard Ayoade transitions into the world of filmmaking with this remarkable and confident debut feature. A darkly funny British coming of age tale adapted from Joe Dunthorne’s novel of the same name, "Submarine" has already drawn comparisons to what many still consider Wes Anderson's best feature - "Rushmore".

Armed with an eccentric yet fully realised bunch of characters, this is a heartfelt film without any major moral message to spout - rather it's simply a timeless enjoyable work. Part of the reason it clicks is because it rejects so many of the cliche elements of films about young love - there's no sentimentality or cuteness, no false illusion about the teenage years. It's quirky, but doesn't take those touches too far.

The whole endeavour is also anchored by a strong cast including an unleashed Paddy Considine as a leather trouser-wearing mystic, Sally Roberts and Noah Taylor as parents who couldn't be more different in outlook, and the two young leads - the straight-faced Craig Roberts and the straight-talking Yasmin Paige. A must see."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 18 March 2011: UK
  • 15 April 2011: Norway
  • 26 August 2011: Sweden