A film by Arthur Cauty
Renowned comedian, actor, author and recovering addict, Russell Brand leads a stellar cast in the independent feature film documentary A Royal Hangover, set to enter the international film festival circuit during Summer 2014.
From critically acclaimed filmmaker and accomplished non-drinker Arthur Cauty, comes this shocking, yet hilarious journey into the ambivalent alcohol culture of the UK, questioning why Britain has such a thirst for the booze.
With Brits now officially drinking more alcohol than tea, A Royal Hangover attempts to get to the bottom of our love for the booze, and what sets us apart from our neighbouring brothers and sisters around Europe, and our cousins across the pond. Featuring anecdotes from casual social drinkers, harrowing tales of former addicts, and interviews with charities, healthcare professionals, governing bodies, law enforcement, celebrities and controversial figures such as sacked Government Drugs Advisor Professor Nutt, A Royal Hangover underscores that alcohol is the most harmful drug in the UK.
Forget the bad weather. Forget the crooked teeth. Forget the quiet, reserved, tea-drinking aristocrat. We are fast painting a new image of Britain: a nation with a drinking problem. Brand leads the orchestra of this established line up, in the hope that one day Britain will wake up without a hangover.
Written & Directed by Arthur Cauty
Produced by Arthur Cauty & Gabrielle Weller
Executive Producer: Gabrielle Weller
Associate Producer: Silver Levy-So
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© Arthur Cauty/De Cauze Films 2014