Sightseers

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Sightseers

Ben Wheatley (2012)

84min
15 Certificate
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Our Score
Indecently funny, delightfully eccentric and far bloodier than you'd expect, Kill List director Ben Wheatley's wholly British road movie explores the same terrain as Mike Leigh's classic Nuts in May - but goes to far darker places. A Midlands couple embark on their first caravanning holiday together, which is an erotic odyssey for her (she's even knitted a pair of crotchless knickers) and a tourist trip for him (the Keswick Pencil Museum, a dream destination!). But when they encounter others who don't share the same respect for the country code or are in some way different, the vacation suddenly turns into a thrill-killing spree. Writers and stars Steve Oram and Alice Lowe refined their hilarious double-act on stage and TV over the years, and find the perfect collaborator in Wheatley, who brings a quirky sensibility and wicked sense of humour to the project. It's the mundane mixed with the murderous (Natural Born Caravanners, if you like) that keeps things playfully sick and effortlessly entertaining.

Summary

A woman leading a sheltered life joins her new boyfriend on a caravanning holiday. His love of obscure tourist spots conceals a fierce rage that leads him to murder anyone who spoils their excursions, but this dark side only excites his timid travelling companion, who begins a killing spree of her own. Comedy horror, starring Alice Lowe and Steve Oram.

Cast & Crew

Tina Alice Lowe
Chris Steve Oram
Carol Eileen Davies
Martin Richard Glover
Janice Monica Dolan
Ian Jonathan Aris
Rambler Richard Lumsden
Bride-to-be Rachel Austin
Crich tourist Tony Way
Mr Grant Seamus O'Neill
Chalid Sulinan Aymen Hamdouchi
Lynne Marshall Lucy Russell
Blond boy's mother Sara Stewart
Director Ben Wheatley
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Studio Canal Guidance: Violence, swearing, drug abuse, sex scenes. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 30 Nov 2012

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