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Brassed off DVD 1996 Fújhatjuk! / Directed by Mark Herman / Starring: Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald, Ewan McGregor, Jim Carter

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Brassed off DVD 1996 Fújhatjuk! / Directed by Mark Herman / Starring: Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald, Ewan McGregor, Jim Carter

UPC 5999542180224



AUDIO: English 2.0, Hungarian 2.0

SUBTITLES: Hungarian

Total Runtime: 103 minutes


English Summary:

Brassed Off is a 1996 British comedy-drama film written and directed by Mark Herman and starring Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald and Ewan McGregor.

The film is about the troubles faced by a colliery brass band, following the closure of their pit. The soundtrack for the film was provided by the Grimethorpe Colliery Band, and the plot is based on Grimethorpe's own struggles against pit closures. It has been generally very positively received for its role in promoting brass bands and their music. Parts of the film make reference to the huge increase in suicides that resulted from the end of the coal industry in Britain, and the struggle to retain hope in the circumstances.

Gloria Mullins has been sent to her home town of Grimley to determine the profitability of the pit for the management of British Coal. She also plays the flugelhorn, and is allowed to play with the local brass band after playing Concierto de Aranjuez with them. The band is made up of miners from whom she must conceal her purpose. She renews a childhood romance with Andy Barrow, which soon leads to complications. Andy is bitter about the programme of pit closures and determined to fight on, but he is also realistic about the circumstances and predicts a 4-to-1 majority for closure and redundancy. When Andy realises that Gloria is working for management, he accuses her of naïvety for thinking that the Coal Board is considering whether the pit has any viable future and argues that the decision to close Grimley would have been taken years earlier. It is later revealed, during a confrontation between Gloria and the management of the colliery, that the decision to close the colliery had been made two years previously, and that this was to have gone ahead regardless of the findings of her report; the report was simply a public relations exercise to placate the miners and members of the public sympathetic to their plight. 


Hungarian Summary:

A brit bányavárosban szomorú az élet. Hamarosan bezár a bánya, és a fiúk ott maradnak munka nélkül. Dannyt azonban nem is a munkanélküliség riasztja, hanem kis közösségük szétesése. A bányász rezesbanda lelke nagy lehetőséget lát a rézfúvósok nemzeti bajnokságában, ám a többiek lelkesedése már megcsappant. Különösen azóta, mióta egy nő is betette a lábát közéjük. Gloria jelenléte teljesen elcsavarja Andy fejét, aki így nem tud a trombitájára koncentrálni.


Cast / Szereplők:

Ewan McGregor Andy Barrow Tenor Horn
Pete Postlethwaite Danny Ormondroyd Conductor
Tara Fitzgerald Gloria Mullins Flugelhorn
Stephen Tompkinson Phil Ormondroyd Trombone
Jim Carter Harry Euphonium
Philip Jackson Jim Tuba
Peter Martin Ernie Tuba
Melanie Hill Sandra Ormondroyd
Sue Johnston Vera
Mary Healey Ida
Stephen Moore McKenzie (colliery manager)
Peter Gunn Simmo


Directed by Mark Herman
Produced by Steve Abbott
Written by Mark Herman
  • Pete Postlethwaite
  • Tara Fitzgerald
  • Ewan McGregor
  • Jim Carter
  • Mary Healey
  • Melanie Hill
  • Philip Jackson
  • Sue Johnston
  • Peter Martin
  • Stephen Moore
  • Stephen Tompkinson
Music by Trevor Jones
Cinematography Andy Collins
Edited by Michael Ellis
  • Prominent Features
  • Channel Four Films
  • Miramax Films
Distributed by
  • Channel Four Films (UK)
  • Miramax Films (US)
Release date
  • 1 November 1996 (United Kingdom)
  • 23 May 1997 (United States)
Running time
103 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English





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