TOM AND THOMAS
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|Directed by||Esmé Lammers||Written by||Esmé Lammers|
|Produced by||Laurens Geels and Dick Maas|
Sean Bean (Paul)|
Aaron Johnson (Tom and Thomas)
Inday Ba (Celia)
Bill Stewart (Finch)
Sean Harris (Kevin)
Derek de Lint (Mr. Bancroft, head of an orphanage)
Monique van de Ven (Miss Tromp)
|Assistant to the Director||Ruud van der Heyde||Production Design||Jelier and Schaaf||Construction Supervisor||Kees Starink and Jorrit Kortenhorst||Post Production Supervisor||Hans van Helden||Line Producer||David Higginson||Special Effects||Hans Voors||Editor||Bert Rijkelijkhuizen||Stunt Coordinator||Willem de Beukalaer||Costume Design||Linda Bogers||Key Makeup||Claudia Reymond||Director of Photography||Marc Felperiaan|
|First Floor Features|
|Release Date||24th January 2002|
Tom & Thomas is a film about two children linked by a bond closer than friendship and stronger than family ties.
The film Tom & Thomas is set in London. Everyone is preparing for Christmas... there is snow...there are exuberant shop windows filled with Christmas presents... and sparkling Christmas trees.
Tom and Thomas are twins who were separated soon after they were born. So...they don't know each other. Or do they? It so happens that Tom has an imaginary friend - Thomas - with whom he talks and plays in his imagination. Thomas has an imaginary friend as well. He has called him Tom.
To celebrate their ninth birthday, the boys visit the impressive mirror maze in the Science Museum. There, the children come face to face with each other for the first time, their images reflected in the mirrors of the mirror maze over and over. They want to stay together forever...but this isn't easy.
Nobody is supposed to know where Tom is. After discovering that the children's home where he was staying was being used as the headquarters of a gang of child traders, he ran away. Still hunted by the child traders, he goes into hiding at Thomas's place, just after Thomas has solemnly promised his foster father never, ever to play with this imaginary friend Tom again! It's not the right moment, Thomas feels, to tell him that Tom is not imaginary at all, and really does exist. And so Tom takes Thomas's place at school - and at home - on a regular basis. This causes confusion, because Thomas is a decent, careful, polite boy...whereas Tom is not afraid of anyone - or anything - and has never been taught to watch his tongue.
But then, the child traders mistake Thomas for Tom - and they want to smuggle him out of the country by putting him inside the cargo compartment of an airplane! Tom, who has no intention of letting his brother down, hides inside the wheel bay.
A thrilling denouement follows...and only then do the others realize that Tom and Thomas are not imaginary friends at all...but real twins.
Review from Tom and Thomas on Sean Bean site
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