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Hush (V) (2008)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  13 March 2009 (UK)
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A young couple on a motorway journey are drawn into a game of cat and mouse with a truck driver following a near accident.

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Zakes Abbot (as Will Ash)
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Beth
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Wendy
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Thorpe
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Chimponda
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Tired and irritable, Zakes Abbott drives home along the motorway, his girlfriend, Beth, asleep beside him. Failing to spot his exit he speeds across the causeway, cutting up a white van and barely avoiding an accident. Apoplectic with rage, the truck driver gives chase, and as he violently overtakes the tailgate flips up revealing a woman bound and bloodied in the back. But before there is time for a second look, the door is slammed shut and Zakes is left bewildered and wondering if what he saw was real. Later at a service station, Zakes' fears grow when Beth goes missing, and as he begins a frantic search, he is enticed into a deadly game of cat and mouse on the deserted motorway. But being the sole witness to the earlier scene, how does he convince others of his desperate need for help? Playing on our most primal fears, this taut suspense thriller challenges a world where we constantly turn responsibility over to someone else and asks the question: what do you do when there is no ... Written by Zoe Flower

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When Zakes is looking for Beth in the service area, he crawls under a lorry in the lorry park in the pouring rain, in the next scene inside the service area, he appears clean and dry, surely he would be covered in oily marks. See more »

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Motorways are a nightmare...
16 October 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Persusasive effort from first time writer/director Mark Tonderai. An everyman and his everygirlfriend argue as they drive down the motorway, and by a cruel twist of fate (or bad driving?) they end up experiencing a nightmare worse than any tiff. Although it stuck to genre rules closely and didn't try to put a new twist on the cat-and-mouse thriller, this was a carefully crafted film with suspense pulsing through every frame. Made by Warp Films, who were behind This Is England and this year's Donkey Punch, it is a great example of a tightly-plotted low-budget thriller. Although it may not break the thriller mold, it twists and surprises and unexpected threads of the story are brought together cleverly. This is perhaps more novel these days than the 'unexpected twist at the end' format that M Night Shyamalan and co feel obligatory. That said, there was a small "after the credits" moment where - I won't give it away - but there is an unexpected double ending. I wasn't sure how necessary it was, but if anything it was a nod to earlier 1970s films or even 1950s Hitchcock thrillers. In its structure and use of suspense, the film definitely harked back to Hitchcock but in the look and feel the hand-held cinematography and fast editing was clearly intended to remind us that we were in the here and now, and this was an adventure that could happen to any ordinary unlucky couple.


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