Filth and Wisdom


1h 24m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Andriy Krystiyan, or A K for short, has come to England from the Ukraine. A K is a philosopher (at least that's what he claims to be), a poet, and an authority on all aspects of life. At the same time, he is following his grand plan to become an international star. Global stardom is how A K describe

Film Details

Also Known As
Filth & Wisdom
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Comedy
Foreign
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
IFC Films
Location
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 24m

Synopsis

Andriy Krystiyan, or A K for short, has come to England from the Ukraine. A K is a philosopher (at least that's what he claims to be), a poet, and an authority on all aspects of life. At the same time, he is following his grand plan to become an international star. Global stardom is how A K describes the goal that he and his band Gogol Bordello are pursuing with their particular brand of boisterous gypsy punk. For the time being, however, he makes ends meet by performing role play in women's clothing for straight married men. A K shares a flat with two young women named Juliette and Holly. Juliette dreams of being a kind of Florence Nightingale of the developing world. She is currently working behind the counter at the local drug store run by Sardeep, the Indian chemist. Holly is a trained ballerina. Her big dream is to dance with the Royal Ballet. So far she hasn't been able to earn a single penny with her dancing, and continues to 'polish' her skills as a pole dancer at Beechman's Exotic Gentleman's Club.

Crew

Steve Allen

Security

Julian Anthony

Driver

Johnny Ash

Electrician

Poppy Bartlett

Props Buyer

Angela Becker

Associate Producer

Max Bellhouse

Art Director

Barbara Berkery

Dialogue Coach

Andre Betts

Song

Celeste Birch

Caterer

Doug Birch

Caterer

Steve Blythe

Generator Operator

Rick Bond

Office Runner

Siobhan Bowers

Opening Graphics

Brenda Brady

Production

Jim Burlak

Carpenter

Simon Bysshe

Boom Operator

Dan Cadan

Screenplay

Robin Van Calcar

Driver

Dave Calitz

Carpenter

Carl Campbell

Electrician

Paul Carter

Sound Editor

Harriet Cawley

Costumes

Dejan Cekanovic

Hair Stylist

Ellora Chowdhury

Film Lab

Irene Christophis

Makeup Assistant

Madonna Louise Ciccone (madonna)

Executive Producer

Madonna Louise Ciccone (madonna)

Song

Madonna Louise Ciccone (madonna)

Screenplay

Madonna Louise Ciccone (madonna)

Song Performer

Claudia Cimmino

Production Coordinator

Alistair Colk

Driver

Matthew Collinge

Sound Supervisor

Lisa Collins

Painter

Rebecca Corbin-murray

Costumes

Sebastian Dale

Foley Editor

Tim Davies

Location Assistant

Ayo Davis

Driver

Richard Davis

Security

Steve Davis

Electrician

Sinden Dean

Makeup Designer

Alfred Deller

Song Performer

Christian Devos

Security

Peter Dolan

Assistant

Johnny Donne

Key Grip

Nicola Doring

Producer

Jim Dowdall

Stunt Coordinator

James R. Dyer

Office Runner

Andrew Elliott

Storyboard Artist

Fletcher Ellis

Driver

Arthur Fenn

Boom Operator

Sharon Fergus

Carpenter

Eliot Ferguson

Music

Tony Fernandes

Assistant Director

Pam Foreman

Caterer

Denise Furano

Assistant

Tash Gamper

Camera Focus Puller

Ran Geffen

Camera

Vesna Giordano

Prosthetic Makeup

Carisa Glucksman

Assistant

Thomas Gobena

Music

Mickey Gocool

Driver

Randolph Gray

Hair Assistant

Ben Greaves

Sound

Roy Hall

Security

Paul Harding

Security

Paul Hardy

Security

Adam Harris

Electrician

Andrew Harvey

Driver

Chris Harvey

Driver

Mike Hasler

Boom Operator

Keith Hatcher

Location Manager

Simon Hayes

Sound Mixer

Guy Hazel

Camera Focus Puller

Karen Heard

Production Accountant

Paul Heasman

Stunt Coordinator

Tristan Hepete

Driver

Michael Hickey

Carpenter

Sue Hiller

Unit Production Manager

Shawn Holmes

Song Performer

Sam Hope

Opening Graphics

Benjamin Howard

Assistant Director

Harriet Howe

Driver

Dan Hubbard

Casting

Simon Huntington

Costumes

Eugene Hutz

Song

Russell Icke

Editor

Koby Israelite

Song Performer

Koby Israelite

Song

Paulette James

Production

Jamil Jivanjee

Driver

Robin Johnson

Sound

Heather Johnstone

Production Assistant

Max Jones

Art Department

Christopher Judd

Driver

Oren Kaplan

Song

Oren Kaplan

Music

Ori Kaplan

Song

Charlie Knight

Costume Supervisor

Alexander Kolpakov

Song

Ben Lack

Driver

Carley Lane

Assistant Director

Tee Lapan

Production Coordinator

Yin Lee

Makeup Assistant

Jurij Lemeshev

Music

Jamie Lengyel

Location Manager

Claire Luke

Production Manager

Andrew Mannion

Assistant Director

Michael Maroussas

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Max Martin

Song

Pietro Mascagni

Song

Tim Maurice-jones

Director Of Photography

Michael Mcdermott

Gaffer

Alison Mclaughlin

Costume Supervisor

Xenia Mclaughlin

Production

Susan Mclean

Caterer

Fergus Mcmullen

Assistant

Rebekah Mcmullen

Assistant

Elliott Meddings

Location Assistant

Adam Mendez

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Gavin Milligan

Location Manager

Dorien Millman

Painter

Ludwig Minkus

Song

Guy Minoli

Best Boy

Sophie Monneret

Loader

Tamir Muskat

Song

Jill Nichols

Set Decorator

Evgeny Nikolaev

Music

Tiffany Olson

Choreographer

Kate O¿mulloy

Post-Production

Gary O¿sullivan

Casting Director

Mark Packman

Electrician

Zoe Padley

Art Department

Fred Partington

Medic

Richard Paterson

Carpenter

Tony Payne

Assistant Director

Shep Pettibone

Song

Fred Phillips

Medic

Katherine Pitman

Production Manager

Sophie Politowicz

Art Department

Gideon Ponte

Production Designer

Angie Pontefract

Script Supervisor

Graham Poppleton

Driver

Henry Purcell

Song

Pamela Racine

Music

Gert Rademeyer

Carpenter

Dominic Rau

Videotape Operator

Micky Reeves

Gaffer

Scott Richards

Security

Matt Ridley

Office Runner

Shavawn Rissman

Photography

Sergej Rjabcev

Music

Raymond Robinson

Driver

Stefanie Roos

Choreographer

David Rose

Song

David Rose

Song Performer

Gioacchino Antonio Rossini

Song

Jade Ruffy

Caterer

Jennifer Ruffy

Caterer

Danny Sheehan

Sound Supervisor

Tony Shimkin

Song

Dan Singh

Security

Douglas Slocombe

Props

Dave Smith

On-Line Editor

Elly Smith

Wardrobe Supervisor

Gary Smith

Driver

Henry Armand Smith

Art Department

Lance Smith

Painter

Tom Snor

Grip

Jean-clement Soret

Colorist

Britney Spears

Song Performer

Jayne Spooner

Script Supervisor

Lionel Stanhope

Painter

Oliver Stenberg

Costumes

Ruth Sullivan

Foley Artist

Elizabeth Sun

Music

Tim Surrey

Sound

Melanie Szabo

Makeup Assistant

Koji Takayanagi

Hair Assistant

Simeon Tennant

Opening Graphics

Carl Tham

Production

Winston Thomas

Security

Jack Till

Office Runner

Donna Turner

Painter

James Turner

Assistant Editor

Franco Vallelonga

Hair Assistant

Gary Varney

Gaffer

Mark Virgil

Security

Dylan Voigt

Boom Operator

Ian Voigt

Sound Mixer

Shakira Washington

Costumes

Jon Webb

Camera Focus Puller

Peter West

Generator Operator

Charlie Whitaker

Camera Trainee

James Whitworth

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Peter Wignall

Camera Operator

Pharrell Williams

Song

Terry Williams

Grip

Steve Wingrove

Driver

Nick Wyllys

Art Department

Film Details

Also Known As
Filth & Wisdom
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Comedy
Foreign
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
IFC Films
Location
United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 24m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 17, 2008

Released in United States October 31, 2008

Released in United States on Video September 29, 2009

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States February 2008

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Cinema of Our Time) September 25-October 10, 2008.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama Special) February 7-17, 2008.

Feature directorial debut for Madonna.

Originally envisioned as a short film.

Released in United States Fall October 17, 2008 (NY)

Released in United States October 31, 2008 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video September 29, 2009

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Cinema of Our Time) September 25-October 10, 2008.)

Released in United States February 2008 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama Special) February 7-17, 2008.)