5.0/10
480
13 user 11 critic

Release (2010)

Trailer
2:20 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $4.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Father Jack is imprisoned for a crime that he has committed. The inmates suspect him of paedophilia and begin to persuade his teenage cellmate of this. His true crime is confessed to a prison guard with whom Jack has fallen in love.
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Cal (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Cal returns home to a city torn apart by rioting and rising youth unemployment and a mother dying in hospital.

Director: Christian Martin
Stars: Wayne Virgo, Tom Payne, Emily Corcoran
Shank (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A closeted teenage street punk takes up with the latest roughed-up gay victim of his bullying gang, which does not set well with the gang's drugged-up, brotherly leader.

Directors: Simon Pearce, Christian Martin
Stars: Wayne Virgo, Marc Laurent, Tom Bott
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Lewis is a closeted gay man throwing a bachelor party for his straight best friend and secret crush, Cooper. After a night of drunken sex together, the two men decide to meet in the same ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Bessenger
Stars: Mark Cirillo, Scott Sell, David Alanson Bradberry
Locked Up (2004)
Adult | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Dennis is a new inmate. Mike is an older black inmate. Together the two face hostile prison officals and inmates in their attempts to become a loving couple.

Director: Jörg Andreas
Stars: Marcel Schlutt, Mike Sale, Ralph Steel
Dog Tags (2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Abandoned by his father and raised by a single mother, Nate Merritt joins the Marines to support his soon-to-be fiancée. While on leave in Palm Springs, Nate meets a seemingly free spirited... See full summary »

Director: Damion Dietz
Stars: Paul Preiss, Amy Lindsay, Candy Clark
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

After his family falls apart Joshua is forced to move to Canada to live with his estranged father. It is there he meets Jay, a local tattoo artist. The two becomes closer despite the negativity that surrounds them.

Directors: Aaron Ellis, Michael MacKinnley
Stars: Aaron Ellis, Justin Liles, Jamie Knox
Notre paradis (2011)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Vassili is an aged prostitute with killer instincts. He finds an unconscious young man in the Forest of Boulogne and takes him home. Now lovers and accomplices, the two men become a couple ... See full summary »

Director: Gaël Morel
Stars: Stéphane Rideau, Dimitri Durdaine, Béatrice Dalle
Jess & James (2015)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Jess is a bohemian youth with secrets to hide from his shrewd parents. James feels trapped living with his irritable mother. After meeting for a sexual encounter, the two young men set off ... See full summary »

Director: Santiago Giralt
Stars: Martín Karich, Nicolás Romeo, Federico Fontán
Cibrâil (2011)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Cibrâil, a young policeman, is living happily with his girlfriend in Berlin. He is well integrated in society despite his Turkish background. One day his girlfriend's cousin comes to stay and Cibrâil's life is turned upside down.

Director: Tor Iben
Stars: Sinan Hancili, Engin Sert, Martina Hesse
The String (2009)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Malik has a lot on his plate when he returns home to Tunisia after living in France. He's processing his father's death, he can't come out to his mother, and his childhood anxieties have ... See full summary »

Director: Mehdi Ben Attia
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Antonin Stahly Viswanadhan, Salim Kechiouche
Aya Arcos (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

When successful writer Edu falls in love with a young hustler, Fabio, his initial fear is about contracting HIV, but emotional matters soon loom large as well.

Director: Maximilian Moll
Stars: César Augusto, Daniel Passi, André Vieira
Sasha (2010)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Sasha is a piano prodigy under pressure to gain admittance to a prestigious music school. What is really stressing Sasha is his emerging sexuality, plus his piano tutor is moving away, because Sasha is in love with him, and no one knows.

Director: Dennis Todorovic
Stars: Sasa Kekez, Predrag Bjelac, Ljubisa Gruicic
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jack
...
Martin
Bernie Hodges ...
Max
Wayne Virgo ...
Rook
Alice Keates ...
Heather
David Jones ...
Father Elliot
Jonathan Blake ...
Head Guard
Chris Bowden ...
Lead Thug
Chris Bowden ...
Lead Thug
...
Danny
Max McCormack-Gray ...
Danny Aged 7
Adam Young ...
Nurse
Richard Chan ...
Property Guard
Patricia Prior ...
Nun
...
Prisoner
Edit

Storyline

Father Jack is imprisoned for a crime that he has committed. The inmates suspect him of paedophilia and begin to persuade his teenage cellmate of this. His true crime is confessed to a prison guard with whom Jack has fallen in love.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 April 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Megváltás  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$35,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Extremely Original
2 May 2010 | by (South Coast, England) – See all my reviews

Just caught this film at the End of the Pier International Film Festival, Worthing.

It is a highly original film with some very contemporary and 'hot topic' issues raised in it's dark and twisted narrative.

Father Jack is in prison for a crime that becomes apparent only after his clandestine relationship with a prison officer takes hold and blossoms into a honest and trustworthy love affair. His fellow detainees, however, believe he's a paedophile. The prisoners driven on by a mad prisoner who clearly controls more than just harden criminals inside the prison walls, is determined to bring about 'prison' justice on the Priest.

It is tense and atmospheric and full of surprises. There was a palpable collective desire from the audience to see Jack leave prison and start a new life with the prison officer.

The prison is shot and directed masterfully with imaginative edits and dialogue that keeps you hooked. Religious hypocrisy is everywhere in the prison. The use of candles - right up until the end of the credits, is a device used with skill and a cleverness - as it links the turmoil of questioning ones faith with the iconography of the burning flame representing Christ's light in the Church that Jack once belonged to.

The performances are superb, Daniel Brocklebank, Bernie Hodges, Garry Summers all bringing believable characters and the situation that they find themselves in to life.

The film won Best UK Feature Drama - and deservedly so. It was a mixed audience and the debate about the film's content and it's meaning carried on out on the pavement outside the cinema afterwards.

Great stuff from indie Brit film makers.


31 of 40 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?