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Retreat (I) (2011)

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Kate and Martin escape from personal tragedy to an Island Retreat. Cut off from the outside world, their attempts to recover are shattered when a Man is washed ashore, with news of airborne killer disease that is sweeping through Europe.

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In a last-ditch attempt to save their failing marriage after the stillbirth of their first child, Kate, a journalist, and Martin, an architect, escape London for a retreat to the beautiful, yet remote and unpopulated Blackholme Island, which is off the west coast of Scotland. Fairweather Cottage is a place where they once shared a romantic holiday and the island holds fond memories of happier times. Kate and Martin arrive by boat, it's autumn and the rocky barren moors are blown by freezing winds and the before they've even settled in, the generator and CB radio communication start to fail. Their relationship is already fragile and anxieties are pushed higher when they lose all contact with the mainland and after a heavy storm, an injured man is washed up on the shore. Dressed in military fatigues and carrying a gun, the mysterious stranger regains consciousness and identifies himself as a British soldier called Private Jack Corman and he soon reveals that he carries a deadly message ... Written by Vertigo Films

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Surrender
16 November 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm not sure how much I can write with this film because writing much would be risking large spoilers.

Essentially, a couple with personal problems are alone at their private island home and before long, the unreliable generator breaks down, leaving the house without much power. Now, however, another man appears bringing news about the occurrence of an unknown virus sweeping across the continent. The house is sealed off. But before long the couple suspect this man of being the real threat. However without power, how will they discover the truth?

That's basically where the suspense comes from - not knowing what the stranger might do, or how this couple might respond to their situation or try to escape.

In the final act, many pieces of information are revealed, turning the audience's perspective on its head.


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