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Electricity

  • Drama
  • 2014
  • Bryn Higgins
  • 95 mins
  • 15

Summary

A woman with severe epilepsy leads an isolated life, as her condition causes her to suffer strange hallucinations. When her mother dies, she decides to track down her missing brother, whom she has not seen since childhood, a search that could cost her life. Drama based on Ray Robinson's novel, starring Agyness Deyn and Christian Cooke.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Epilepsy and fractured family ties are the two main concerns of this naturalistic British drama. The person dealing with both is Lily (Agyness Deyn), a young woman who suffers from debilitating seizures that make it difficult for her to lead a normal life. In spite of this, however, she travels down from the north to London after the sudden death of her mother, deciding to track down her long-lost younger brother (Christian Cooke) to ensure he gets his share of the inheritance. As she does so, director Bryn Higgins draws us into her world, employing some effective visual flourishes to depict the sensory experience that Lily goes through during a fit. The story itself isn't especially remarkable but the film is gifted with a fearless, revelatory, star-making performance by model-turned-actress Deyn, who shines in her first leading role.

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Credits

Cast

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Lily O'ConnorAgyness Deyn
MelLenora Crichlow
Mikey O'ConnorChristian Cooke
Barry O'ConnorPaul Anderson (2)
AlTom Georgeson
RachelSaffron Coomber
SylviaAlice Lowe

Crew

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DirectorBryn Higgins

Details

Theatrical distributor
Soda Pictures
Released on
2014-12-12
Guidance
Swearing, a sex scene, some violence, brief nudity.
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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