A Lonely Place to Die

A Lonely Place to Die

Julian Gilbey (2011)

95min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The Scottish Highlands make a breathtaking backdrop for horror and Julian Gilbey uses the mountains, woodlands and rivers to disconcerting effect in the first half of this gruelling survival saga. But the moment it shifts to the village of Annan Moor during its Beltane festival, the action becomes more formulaic. The efforts of climber Melissa George and her friends to help a Serbian schoolgirl (Holly Boyd) they find imprisoned in a forest pit are tense and exciting, especially as they have to contend with murderous kidnappers Sean Harris and Stephen McCole, along with the hostile terrain. But the arrival of the girl's warlord father to handle negotiations and unleash a couple of ruthless mercenaries sparks a less inventive scramble for sanctuary that inevitably sees the body count rise. Alongside some solid performances, the mix of aerial swoops and handheld close-ups give this wilderness thriller a brisk energy.

Summary

Five mountaineers travelling through the Scottish Highlands discover a Serbian girl being held captive in an underground chamber. They set her free and take her back to the nearest town, but on the way, are attacked by her kidnappers, who hunt them through the wilderness. Thriller, starring Melissa George, Ed Speleers and Eamonn Walker.

Cast & Crew

Alison Melissa George
Ed Ed Speleers
Andy Eamonn Walker
Mr Kidd Sean Harris
Rob Alec Newman
Darko Karel Roden
Jenny Kate Magowan
Alex Garry Sweeney
Anna Holly Boyd
Director Julian Gilbey
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Kaleidoscope EntertainmentGuidance: Violence, swearing. Available on: DVD and Blu-ray
Drama