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Allelujah  2022
Director:  Richard Eyre
Producer:
  Damian Jones and Kevin Loader
Art Director:
  Donal Woods
Editor:
  John Wilson
Music:
  George Fenton
Screenplay:
  Heidi Thomas, based on the play by Alan Bennett
Director of Photography:
  Ben Smithard
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Cast:
people1 Judi Dench
spacer1 David Bradley
spacer1 Jennifer Saunders
spacer1 Russell Tovey
spacer1 Bally Gill
people1 Derek Jacobi
spacer1 Gerard Horan
spacer1 Julia McKenzie
spacer1 Ross Tomlinson
spacer1 Jesse Akele
spacer1 Minouche Kaftel
spacer1 Jessica Baglow
people1 Judi Dench spacer1 David Bradley spacer1 Jennifer Saunders
spacer1 Russell Tovey spacer1 Bally Gill people1 Derek Jacobi
spacer1 Gerard Horan spacer1 Julia McKenzie spacer1 Ross Tomlinson
spacer1 Jesse Akele spacer1 Minouche Kaftel spacer1 Jessica Baglow
people1 Judi Dench spacer1 David Bradley
spacer1 Jennifer Saunders spacer1 Russell Tovey
spacer1 Bally Gill people1 Derek Jacobi
spacer1 Gerard Horan spacer1 Julia McKenzie
spacer1 Ross Tomlinson spacer1 Jesse Akele
spacer1 Minouche Kaftel spacer1 Jessica Baglow

Synopsis:
A small Yorkshire hospital, colloquially referred to as the Beth, has slowly become relegated to taking care of the elderly. Its facilities are basic, but its staff, led by the stern but kind Sister Gilpin (Saunders), is devoted. When the Minister of Health’s belt-tightening measures threaten the Beth with closure, the hospital devises a way to fight back – with showmanship. They invite a news crew to document preparations for a concert in honour of Sister Gilpin and her crew, all of them struggling to cope with ever-dwindling resources and ever-burgeoning demand.

Allelujah supplies us with a bounty of fascinating characters, from loveable grouches Mary (Dench) and Joe (Bradley) to the handsome and beleaguered young Dr. Valentine (Bally Gill) to the many well-meaning volunteers obsessed with picayune details. Far more than mere clients and employees, these people constitute a community of mutual respect that is essential to any civilised society. This intelligent, heartwarming film serves as a plea to preserve the public institutions that care for our precious elders.

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