Morris: A Life with Bells On (2009)

Morris: A Life with Bells On
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Comedy, Foreign
Keywords dance, teen
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Charles Thomas Oldham Producer n/a 3 3000002
Lucy Akhurst Producer n/a 3 3000001
Charles Thomas Oldham Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Roger Chapman Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Nick Carew Editor n/a 172 7000001
Lucy Akhurst Director n/a 2 2000001
Jasper Britton Actor n/a 1 1000007
Derek Jacobi Actor n/a 1 1000003
Naomie Harris Actor n/a 1 1000002
Aidan McArdle Actor n/a 1 1000004
Harriet Walter Actor n/a 1 1000005
Greg Wise Actor n/a 1 1000006
Charles Thomas Oldham Actor n/a 1 1000001
The English folk dance Morris is not just an innocent pub pastime involving hanky-waving and bearded men with staffs, it has its politics-laden, ultra-competitive side too. Under the auspices of the governing Morris Circle, dance troops throughout England compete against each other. The Millsham Morris troop and its avant-garde leader Derecq Twist is determined to achieve Morris perfection. In his Morris prime, Derecq is both a traditionalist and an innovator. One the one hand, he is preparing to perform the ultimate move in Morris Dance, the legendary Threeple Hammer Damson. And yet, on the other hand, he is pioneering an innovative, daringly freeform brand of the dance dubbed "Extreme Morris," drawing the ire of the more orthodox elements within the Morris community. But when Millsham Morris unveils their creation in competition, the Morris Circle bans Derecq from future competition. Devastated by the decision, Derecq embarks on a global odyssey through tragedy and triumph, which gravely tests his passion to Morris.