The Ones Below

Synopsis: A couple expecting their first child discover an unnerving difference between themselves and the couple living in the flat below them who are also having a baby.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): David Farr
Production: BBC Films
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
87 min

- Justin:
Thank you.

Jon cooks Chinese once a month.

Mandarin. It's fantastic.


You know Chinese cooking?

I lived there for ten years.

Worked for swires.

It's so nice you invited us.

Jon says, in London, you never

know your own neighbors.

- Wine, Theresa?

- No, thank you.

I don't drink any more.

They say you can have

one glass with meals.

When we were in Germany,

it was very different.

There was such a sense of

community in every street.

Kate said you've been

living in Frankfurt?

- Mm.

- We met there.

My mother was this kind of

Finnish hippy I guess you'd say.

She met this English guy

in London

and they had this crazy

passionate affair

and she had me.

And then he disappeared

with some American woman.

Mom and I traveled

everywhere together.

She called me her backpack.

We ended up in Germany

when I was 16.

And then six years later,

i met Jon.

So what were you doing

in Frankfurt?

Working for a bank.

I served him in a restaurant.

He asked me to marry him

on our third date!

It's great what you've done.

Do you mind if I smoke?

It's your house.

Jon's handsome.


He's a bit older than you?


He was previously married

to a Chinese woman in Shanghai.

- That explains the shoes.

- She was very, very beautiful.

But she couldn't have children,

so that was no good.

You have such a kind face.

Maybe it's pregnancy.

It softens you.

It really does.

And it makes you so horny!

Until I was pregnant,

i didn't know why I was alive.

So how did you two get together?

We were at university.

These raspberries are so good.

Kate was two years below me.

She was going out with all these

rather more glamorous men.

So, I lay in wait.

- I made some bad choices.

- Tell me about it.

How long have you

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David Farr

David Nelson Farr (born 1955) is an American business executive. He is the chairman and CEO of Emerson Electric Company, a Fortune 500 company. Farr has worked at the company since 1981. He is married with two children and is a resident of Ladue, Missouri. On October 25, 2011, IBM announced Farr was elected to its board of directors, and he joined the board on January 1, 2012. more…

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