John Langridge (2010)

15 Certificate


Our Score
The best-laid plans of a cuckolded husband go dangerously awry in this taut thriller. Set almost entirely in a derelict warehouse, the first feature from director John Langridge is a self-contained character piece (the clue is in the title), in which a spurned spouse (Craig Conway) employs a thuggish detective (Sean Pertwee) to abduct and truss up his wife's lover (Martin Compston) in order to scare him off. It's pressure-cooker stuff as the tempers of the quartet fray (Fish Tank's Kierston Wareing proves to be a terrific screaming harridan) and the situation begins to implode. The cast are convincing, with Pertwee giving a gleefully threatening performance - his musings on the relative merits of the torture meted out in Reservoir Dogs and Tony Scott's Man on Fire are priceless. Ultimately, though, it's a slight tale for a feature film and is the sort of story that could have been done just as effectively on TV.


A man comes up with a plan to have his wife's lover kidnapped and threatened into ending the affair. However, he does not realise the private detective he has hired to carry out the plan has his own agenda, while his wife soon reveals a few secrets of her own. Thriller, starring Martin Compston, Craig Conway, Sean Pertwee and Kierston Wareing.

Cast & Crew

Lover Martin Compston
Husband Craig Conway
Detective Sean Pertwee
Wife Kierston Wareing
Sgt Walker George Morris
Director John Langridge
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: High Fliers / Blue DolphinGuidance: Contains violence and swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 21 Oct 2011