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  • Drama
  • 2014
  • Simon Blake
  • 98 mins
  • 15

Summary

A father is left traumatised when his son dies in a car accident, and struggles to find a direction in his life. A seemingly harmless incident involving a local child leads him into a feud with a gang of teenagers, and the conflict between them rapidly gets out of control. Thriller, starring Aidan Gillen and Jonathan Slinger.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Moody, bleak and uneven, this award-winning low-budget thriller rests on the able shoulders of Aiden Gillen (Game of Thrones) who stars as Carver, a North London photographer failing to cope with his son's apparently accidental death and the breakdown of his relationship with ex-wife Rachel (Amanda Mealing), the boy's mother. He falls into a downward spiral, turning to drink and drugs as he seeks the truth about his son's life and befriends a troubled ten-year-old boy (Joseph Duffy) to ease his pain, before being targeted by a gang of young thugs. Strong performances and vivid production design buoy up this evocative, troubling film that shows flashes of brilliance from writer/director Simon Blake, making his feature debut. RSC star Jonathan Slinger, Elodie Yung as Carver's girlfriend and rapper Sonny Green also make an impression in a drama that Blake describes as an examination of "how vulnerable you are as a parent".

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Credits

Cast

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Tom CarverAidan Gillen
EdJonathan Slinger
ChristinaElodie Yung
RachelAmanda Mealing
CarlSonny Green
MargaretKate Ashfield
JimmyJoseph Duffy

Crew

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DirectorSimon Blake

Details

Theatrical distributor
Verve Pictures/Blunt Pictures
Released on
2015-05-08
Language
English
Guidance
Swearing, drug abuse.
Formats
Colour
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