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Dead Babies is a viciously funny comedy about what happens when you mix seven Brits, three Yanks, drugs, booze and a net-based terrorist group.

Based on Martin Amis' critically acclaimed second novel, Dead Babies has been adapted for the screen by William Marsh, who also makes his directional debut. With a cast headed up by Paul Bettany (Gangster No.1) and Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense, Rushmore) the film puts on view the best of Britain's new wave of acting talent.

When a group of young English friends, living together in a bizarre house just outside of London, invite three Americans over for a drug fuelled weekend, things really kick off. As the two cultures collide and the chemicals take over, it soon becomes apparent that one of the weekend guests is a member of a newly formed net-based terrorist group, The Conceptualists, whose underlying principle is extreme violence for its own sake. It also becomes apparent that the assembled guests are the next intended victims for the Group's website. The party stops partying.

Directed with energy and pace, Dead Babies throws its audience through a roller-coaster ride of distraction, derision and destruction.


Type of film
Running Time
105 mins
70mm Fuji
William Marsh
Ben Hilton
Executive Producer
Ben Hilton
Eadie Hamilton
Director of Photography
Daniel Cohen
Principal Cast
Paul Bettany, Olivia Williams, Andy Nyman, Charlie Condou, Katy Carmichael, Cristian Solimeno, Alexandra Gilbreath, Kris Marshall, Hayley Carr


Production status


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Last updated 26th November 2005

Production Company

Gruber Films
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