The Navigators (2001)

13 Jan

96m; U.K.

Director: Ken Loach

Cast: Dean Andrews, Thomas Craig and Joe Duttine

Synopsis (IMDB): In South Yorkshire, a small group of railway maintenance men discover that because of privatization, their lives will never be the same. When the trusty British Rail sign is replaced by one reading East Midland Infrastructure, it is clear that there will be the inevitable winners and losers as downsizing and efficiency become the new buzzwords. A cheery camaraderie is soon replaced by uncertainty and turmoil when their depot manager fills them in on the details of the new arrangement. Privatization means that the customer now comes first, something that is instilled into the men in new training sessions. But there are inconsistencies and shortsightedness to the new ways. Men used to working together now find themselves belonging to different, competing companies. Some even have to tender for their old jobs. Others decide to take the redundancy packages offered by the firm. As always, corners are cut in the interest of lowering costs, leading to a series of misadventures.

Contact: “From: Cary Jones To: Subject: Date: Tue, May 7, 2002, 9:35 PM Dear Mr. Garlock: Jon Flanders sent me a copy of your inquiry regarding our film “The Navigators”. We do not have any plans to open the film until later in the fall at the very earliest. When we do open the film in the Rochester area, it might be possible to arrange a special premiere in conjunction with the opening. While I can’t tell you for sure where we will open the film, in the past we’ve often booked our films in the Little Theatre. You may want to contact them about your interest in the film. Thanks for your interest in the Navigators. Cary Jones Tiffany Naiman International Marketing Coordinator Overseas Filmgroup A Division of First Look Media 8000 Sunset Blvd., East Penthouse Los Angeles, CA 90046 Tel: 323.337.1000 Fax: 323.337.1078




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