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Sus -- 1979: Election Night – A police interview room. Delroy's pregnant wife has been found dead in a pool of blood and he is brought in as the chief suspect. He is interrogated by D.S. Karn, a witty, psychotic racist and his violent sidekick D.C. Wilby. Both high on the prospect of a Conservative landslide victory they try to lure him into a quick confession. Callous humiliation gives way to a barrage of sinister violence, leading to a devastating conclusion.


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Release Date:
7 May 2010 (UK) See more »
1979 Election Night. For One Man The Vote Is Already In.
1979: Election Night - A police interview room. Delroy's pregnant wife has been found dead in a pool... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ralph Brown ... D.S. Karn

Clint Dyer ... Leon Delroy

Rafe Spall ... D.C. Wilby

Anjela Lauren Smith ... Georgie
Merlin Reeves-Dyer ... Background Artist
Simone Reeves-Dyer ... Background Artist
Jordan Allen ... Background Artist
Johanna Ambaye ... Background Artist
Guido Geissler ... Background Artist
Katrina Hardy Saenz ... Background Artist
Keiran Mahon ... Background Artist
Laurie Mahon ... Background Artist
Cherish Rufaro Mutambara ... Background Artist
Steven O'Connell ... Background Artist (as Stephen O'Connell)
Anna Sawyer ... Background Artist
Jonathan Smith ... Background Artist
William Smith ... Background Artist
Sarah Smyth ... Background Artist
Mark Sutherland ... Background Artist
Josie Thomas ... Background Artist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Oliver Ledwith ... Background Artist
Leo the Dog ... Background Artist (uncredited)
Simon Tobias ... Background Artist (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Heath 
Writing credits
Barrie Keeffe (screenplay)

Barrie Keeffe (play)

Produced by
Claire Castera .... executive producer
Matthew Dench .... associate producer
Philippe Derimay .... executive producer
Clint Dyer .... producer
Robert Heath .... producer
Oliver Ledwith .... line producer
Oliver Ledwith .... producer
Robin Mahoney .... producer
Yasu Saberi .... executive producer (as Rezmin Saberi)
Jono Smith .... producer
Mark Sutherland .... co-producer
Original Music by
Sally Herbert 
Cinematography by
Jono Smith (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Robin Mahoney 
Production Design by
Mark Sutherland 
Art Direction by
Cassandra MacMahon  (as Cassandra Macmahon)
Costume Design by
Linda Haysman 
Makeup Department
Clarice Gill .... makeup artist
Alison Hanken .... makeup designer
Katy Leigh .... makeup trainee
Carli Vallance .... makeup assistant
Production Management
Claire Castera .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Keiran Mahon .... third assistant director
Tom White .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jenny Anderson .... scenic painter
Peter Carroll .... set painter
David Engleman .... construction manager
Andrue Goldden .... carpenter
Guy Hunt .... carpenter
Richard May .... set painter
Axelle Russo .... set painter
Brendan Say .... carpenter
Jane Wilson .... props assistant
Ian Wood .... carpenter
Sound Department
Peregrine Andrews .... dialogue premix
Anna Bertmark .... dialogue editor
Saul Carbonaro .... boom operator
Emanuele Costantini .... adr recordist
Emanuele Costantini .... foley recordist
Paul Harris .... re-recording mixer
Tim Harrison .... sound designer
Alastair Nicholls .... foley editor
Alex Robinson .... foley artist
Paul Stadden .... sound recordist
Charlie Weisfeld .... sound (as Charles Weisfeld)
Visual Effects by
Chris Bouchard .... digital picture conform
James Long .... digital picture conform
Alix Ludlam .... smoke operator
David Rose .... smoke operator (as Dave Rose)
Camera and Electrical Department
Steven O'Connell .... gaffer (as Stephen O'Connell)
Jono Smith .... camera operator
Benedict Spence .... supplier: camera equipment
Arun Taylor .... camera operator
Arun Taylor .... crane operator
Arun Taylor .... steadicam operator
Danny Gagatt .... red camera consultant (uncredited)
Morgan Spencer .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Andrew Trewartha .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Tony White .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Alex Winn .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cherish Rufaro Mutambara .... costume assistant
Josie Thomas .... costume design assistant
Editorial Department
Dave Ludlam .... colorist
Jonny Doggett .... editors assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Joss Albert .... composer: additional music
Ian Burdge .... musician: cello
Goldie .... composer: additional music
Nicholas Sutton .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Sacha Austin .... title sequence
Julie Daly-Wallman .... script supervisor
Don Letts .... archive and newsreel footage courtesy of
Menelik Shabazz .... archive and newsreel footage courtesy of
Johanna Ambaye .... dit (uncredited)
Laurie Mahon .... runner (uncredited)
Aml Ameen .... with special thanks to
Fraser Ayres .... with special thanks to
Si Begg .... with special thanks to
Darren Bender .... with special thanks to
Julien Biard .... with special thanks to
Russell Bradley .... with special thanks to
Mark Brennan .... with special thanks to
Oli Campbell .... with special thanks to
Sue Caro .... with special thanks to
Claire Castera .... with special thanks to
Lawerence Coke .... with special thanks to
Ness Evans .... with special thanks to
John Fletcher .... with special thanks to
Guido Geissler .... with special thanks to
Geraldine Geraghty .... with special thanks to
Sarah Girvan .... with special thanks to
Alice Greenland .... with special thanks to
Rob Hackett .... with special thanks to
Ben Heath .... with special thanks to
Judy Heath .... with special thanks to
Philip Hedley .... special thanks
Stephen Kamlish .... with special thanks to
Kwame Kwei-Armah .... with special thanks to
Don Letts .... with special thanks to
Sid Mahoney .... with special thanks to
Victor Mahoney .... with special thanks to
Kulvinder Mall .... with special thanks to
Carolyn McCloud .... with special thanks to
Kel McKeown .... with special thanks to
Carolyn McLeod .... with special thanks to
Joe McNally .... with special thanks to
Roger Morris .... with special thanks to
Siobhan Murtagh .... with special thanks to
Tricia Newman .... with special thanks to
Caroline O'Reilly .... with special thanks to (as Caroline O'Reily)
Bolaham Obesian .... with special thanks to
Gbolahan Lekan Obisesan .... with special thanks to
Nik Powell .... with special thanks to
Adrain Preston .... with special thanks to
Mark Puffet .... with special thanks to
Pennie Quiton .... with special thanks to
Luke Redgrave .... with special thanks to
Saskia Reeves .... with special thanks to
Alan Rickman .... special thanks
Menelik Shabazz .... with special thanks to
The Specials .... with special thanks to
Benedict Spence .... with special thanks to
Mark Stryker .... with special thanks to
Pia Sykes .... with special thanks to
Laurence Teixeira .... with special thanks to
Ajay Thaker .... with special thanks to
Raquel Thaker .... with special thanks to
Charles Thompson .... with special thanks to
Simon Tobias .... with special thanks to
Janni Van Minnen .... with special thanks to
Jo Veal .... with special thanks to
Sue Wyeburgh .... with special thanks to

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91 min
Aspect Ratio:
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Very hard for black people to watch., 29 September 2013
Author: huh_oh_i_c from Earth, Solar system

I suppose there are whites for whom this would be hard to watch as well, but I guess black people will identify more with the victim, to a deep emotional level.

This film won't come entirely as a shock to those who know the many injustices of American justice system. The Trayvon Martin case shows that there's still a humongous amount of class justice, or rather racist justice over there, one set of laws for whites, and one set for blacks.

This is exactly at the heart of the events in this film. A black man is brought in for questioning, because his wife was found dead in their house, having bled out. Now, as the situation becomes clear during the film, you really get the feeling, to a point of certainty, that if this had happened to a white family, the husband would NOT have been hauled in for questioning, would NOT have been treated like a criminal, would NOT have been separated from his kids all night. The problem of not being able to call a lawyer wouldn't even have arisen.

The policemen are feeling that the election of Thatcher allows them all sorts of rights they previous were denied by the Labour government: Now they feel empowered to harass every non-white person, sent them back if "they step out of line", even once.

So that's the situation: Two policemen, who feel overjoyed that the Thatcher win has now allowed them to bring their inner racist out in the open. And they judge the situation completely through a racist lens: black woman, dead, bled out, black husband, and of course blacks are animals, who are such savages that they wouldn't even use the NHS to get an abortion, so they used a screwdriver instead.

That, and not whatever a doctor told the policemen what happened, has led to the horrendous police brutality shown here.

The police jumped to the most racist conclusion their fascist minds could think up about the situation, without ever even trying to be objective about it. No! Because "blacks are animals, everyone knows that!" It took me about 2 minutes to realize that I didn't really wanna watch this movie, and I tried not to, but I got sucked in by the situation and the quality of acting.

Great movie.

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