Must Watch: First Fantastic UK Trailer for Fest Favorite 'Submarine'

February 8, 2011
Source: Facebook

Submarine Trailer

My name is Oliver Tate. We finally have our first wonderful look at an official trailer for Richard Ayoade's Submarine, the charming Wes Anderson+Noah Baumbach-esque British indie that we totally loved at the Toronto Film Festival. Submarine stars Craig Roberts as 15-year-old Oliver Tate, a quirky young boy who takes you on a self-narrated whimsical adventure through a fascinating time in his adolescence. We've been hyping this up quite a bit, so I hope you enjoy. The trailer is just a UK trailer from Facebook, as a US release date hasn't been set. Give it a shot and let us know what you think. They're really selling this, but it's good!

Watch the official UK trailer for Richard Ayoade's Submarine:

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A comedy following a 15-year-old boy named Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts) who has two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to stop his mother from leaving his father for her dance teacher.

Submarine is written & directed by British filmmaker/actor/comedian Richard Ayoade, making his feature debut after writing and acting in various TV shows, and appearing on "The IT Crowd". This is based on Joe Dunthorne's novel of the same name, published in 2008. This first premiered at Toronto Film Festival (read my review) and also played at the London and Sundance Film Fests. The Weinstein Company is distributing Submarine in the US but hasn't set a release date yet. It arrives in UK theaters in March. Don't miss this!

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  • Lalo
    Video not working!
    • Woops, sorry about the confusion - it's fixed and works now! Enjoy!
  • looks odd, but at the same time amazing!
  • Anonymous
    oh man thats the best trailer ive seen in awhile
  • Anonymous
    not quite what i expected - but i'm liking it.
  • Anonymous
    I kept thinking of JGL and Zooey Deschanel the whole time while watching this.
    • Haha, yeah. After that comment, likewise!
  • Cracky
    I was ready for more terrible Juno-esque dialogue smothered in a snappy, indie glaze-- but what I saw looked and sounded wonderful. Ayoade is hilarious and it's good to see he has great directing chops. Does anyone know the French tune?
  • Anonymous
    I am yet to be impressed by this movie. The performances don't seem amazing nor does the dialogue (from the trailer at least). And the french music didn't fit, imo. Like i said, i tried to read this book a couple of years ago, didn't finish it, just didn't appeal me. The best thing was Oliver's narration and quirkiness. But it's a critic's favourite so I'll definetly watch it.
  • Link1983
    Does the US get the IT Crowd? It is such a funny show, I have a hard time believing that this is 'Moss' from that show. Richard Ayoade is a legend on these shores. His co-worker Chris O'Dowd (Roy) was seen in Gulliver's Travels over the festive period.
    • I love the IT Crowd I just went to a Nerd party where I dressed as Moss my hair was long enough to pull it off
  • he he he, looks gooooooooooooooooood. I love his mum.
  • George Caltsoudas
    Looks so adorable. I can't wait to see it. I don't mean this in a negative way, but does anyone else find it strange that it's got a French song playing meanwhile the whole time it's boasting about being an exceptional British film? I mean I like the song and all. It's just clashing with what the sell is trying to communicate.
    • Yea, I thought that was weird... it seemed to be more a part of the quirky style, but I was thinking "what the heck is this song?" the whole time.
      • Daltons_dad
        do you know the name of the song?? It had a whole french "my way " vibe i looked up the french song ...turns out my way was a french song before frank sinatra made it famous but ... I dunno if thats the song playing
        • Mario
          This song is "Quand On N'A Que L'Amour" by Jacques Brel. The "My Way" song roots are from "Comme D'Habitude" by Claude François. And also noticed the kid's listening to Initials B.B. LP (at 0:27) by Serge Gainsbourg.
          • The Tea Bunnie
            Aha! I knew it was Brel!! :) Thank you!
    • Right. An English kid growing up in the 50's who wants to be a filmmaker would never, ever listen to French music.
  • odd yet intriguing
  • KingPellinore
    I hope the story elevates it from what seems to be the standard indie-Wes-Anderson-with-darker-lighting pastiche.
  • Daltons_dad
    does anyone know the song being played ??
  • jess
    this reminds me so much of youth in revolt meets wes anderson's new french "wave" obession. i heard arctic monkey's doing a bit of music for it too. very excited now. :) i'll def see this ...and watch tumblr salivate all over it in about three months.
  • Anonymous
    where the fuck was this at the superbowl its freaking good 😀
  • mike
    'Quand on n'a que l'amour', by Jacques Brel for those that are interested (I was for sure)




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