Hush

  • 15
  • Mark Tonderai (2008)
  • UK
  • 87 min
Hush
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Former Radio 1 DJ Mark Tonderai makes his feature debut as writer and director with this gritty, low-budget road thriller. It follows the misadventures of frustrated writer Zakes Abbot (a sulky yet likeable Will Ash), who gets caught up in a night-time game of cat and mouse after his girlfriend Beth (Christine Bottomley) is kidnapped at a service station on the M1. Tonderai raises the stakes with a touch of relationship drama, but the film works best when tapping into primal fears. The truck-driving kidnapper (Andreas Wisniewski) moves through the shadows, his face unseen, and leads Zakes into a mysterious world of forested slip roads and lay-bys. A scene involving a stop at a country house and the final showdown feel a little contrived and slacken the tension, but for the most part it's a lean, efficient film that benefits from having a morally conflicted hero.

Plot Summary

Thriller starring Will Ash and Christine Bottomley. After narrowly avoiding a road accident, Zakes Abbot and his girlfriend Beth are drawn into a game of cat and mouse with a mysterious lorry driver - a situation that takes a bizarre and forbidding turn when Beth disappears following a stop at a service station.

Cast and crew

Cast

Zakes Abbot
William Ash
Beth
Christine Bottomley
Tarman
Andreas Wisniewski
Wendy
Claire Keelan
Thorpe
Stuart McQuarrie
Chimponda
Robbie Gee
Mr Coates
Peter Wyatt
Mrs Coates
Sheila Reid
PC Mitchell
Shaun Dingwall

Crew

Director
Mark Tonderai

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Optimum
Guidance: 
Violence and swearing.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 13 Mar 2009
Certificate 15
Distributor:
Optimum Releasing
Categories
Drama