Panic

Panic

Sean Spencer (2014)

84min
15 Certificate
Watchlist
ADVERTISEMENT

Review

Our Score
In director Sean Spencer's low-key but atmospheric thriller, physically and psychologically scarred journalist Deeley (David Gyasi) is enticed from the sanctuary of his high-rise home when a young Chinese woman in an adjacent tower block disappears. Comparisons with Hitchcock's classic Rear Window are obvious - reclusive Deeley is a bit of a Peeping Tom. However, there are elements of Oldboy and Taxi Driver here, too, when the agoraphobic amateur detective skittishly infiltrates the London underworld to uncover the girl's fate, only to get himself in dangerously violent situations. Though languidly paced, Spencer's feature debut is never less than intriguing, and it's anchored by an incisive soundtrack and Gyasi's magnetic central performance as the haunted hero, who's compelled to do the right thing but is patently ill equipped to do so.

Cast & Crew

Andrew Deeley David Gyasi
Amy Pippa Nixon
Dao Jason Wong
Kem Yennis Cheung
Zhang Chi Chan
Pete Cristian Solimeno
Yi Orion Lee
Ling Vera Chok
Alan Brett Allen
Han Chike Chan
Director Sean Spencer
see more

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Trinity FilmsGuidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenes, nudity.Available on: DVDReleased on: 18 Nov 2016