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Simon Blake (2014)

98min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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".

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.

Cast & Crew

Tom Carver Aidan Gillen
Ed Jonathan Slinger
Christina Elodie Yung
Rachel Amanda Mealing
Carl Sonny Green
Margaret Kate Ashfield
Jimmy Joseph Duffy
Director Simon Blake
Tom Carver Aidan Gillen
Ed Jonathan Slinger
Christina Elodie Yung
Rachel Amanda Mealing
Carl Sonny Green
Margaret Kate Ashfield
Jimmy Joseph Duffy
Director Simon Blake
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Verve Pictures/Blunt PicturesGuidance: Swearing, drug abuse.Released on: 8 May 2015
Drama