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Flying Blind

  • Drama
  • 2012
  • Katarzyna Klimkiewicz
  • 89 mins
  • 15
    More info: UK: Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over

Summary

Premiere. An aerospace engineer designing military drones begins a passionate affair with a younger Muslim student. The relationship leads to her being questioned by the security services, who claim he is involved in terrorism, forcing her to question how much she knows about her lover and where her loyalties lie. Drama, starring Helen McCrory and Najib Oudghiri.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

A 40-something female engineer working on an MoD aeronautics contract begins an affair with an Arab student that will have ramifications for them both in this topical, small-scale British drama. Helen McCrory's striking central performance shows us both sides of Frankie: the stern professional in a male-dominated workplace; and the emotionally vulnerable lover in an increasingly fraught relationship with the elusive Kahil (Najib Oudghiri). Polish director Katarzyna Klimkiewicz creates suspense and sympathy for both as the security services become aware of their liaison, though she doesn't fully explain how the strong-willed Frankie allows herself to get into this sticky situation. However, there is cool precision in the look of the film on what is, presumably, a modest budget and, overall, it's an intriguing take on how the war on terror permeates even the most intimate spaces.

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Details

Theatrical distributor
Soda
Released on
2013-04-12
Language
English
Guidance
Swearing, sex scenes.
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

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FrankieHelen McCrory
KahilNajib Oudghiri
VictorKenneth Cranham
RobertTristan Gemmill
MalikSherif Eltayeb
Nina SimonsPhilippa Howard
Duncan MorehouseLorcan Cranitch
DimaRazane Jammal
Andrew DockingsCameron Stewart
Harry DixonSam Ellis

Crew

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DirectorKatarzyna Klimkiewicz
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