Upon its release, the movie won nine awards and 10 nominations.
After Tom shares the secret with his mother (Tilda Swinton) - who has just given birth to a baby daughter - she confronts her husband by telephone from the hospital. Finally, Tom and Jessie murder their father in his bedroom. They retreat to a hillside bunker, distraught and traumatized. Tom asks, "What are we gonna do?" as the film ends.
Cunliffe and Belmont were discovered through an open casting call. Neither of them had any acting training.
|1999 Berlin International Film Festival||C.I.C.A.E. Award - Tim Roth (won)|
|2000 Bodil Awards||Best Non-American Film - Tim Roth (nominated)|
|1999 British Independent Film Awards|| Most Promising Newcomer - Lara Belmont (won)|
Best British Independent Film (nominated)
Best Performance by an Actor in a British Independent Film - Ray Winstone (nominated)
Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film - Lara Belmont (nominated)
|1999 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards||CFCA Award Most Promising Actress Lara Belmont (nominated)|
|1999 European Film Awards|| Best Film - Dixie Linder, Sarah Radclyffe (nominated)|
European Discovery of the Year - Tim Roth (won)
|1999 Edinburgh International Film Festival||Best New British Feature - Tim Roth (won)|
|1999 Festróia - Tróia International Film Festival||Tróia Award - First Works Section - Tim Roth (won)|
|1999 Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival|| Jury Award - Best Director - Tim Roth (won)|
Jury Award - Best First Feature - Tim Roth (won)
Jury Award - Spirit of Independents - Lara Belmont (won)
|1999 Independent Spirit Awards||Independent Spirit Award Best Foreign Film - Tim Roth (nominated)|
|1999 Valladolid International Film Festival|| Silver Spike - Tim Roth (won)|
Golden Spike - Tim Roth (nominated)