After Brian McDonald is found murdered on a beach, his sister Sarah and his childhood friend Michael try to unravel the devastating mysteries surrounding his last few weeks alive. Finding a... See full summary »
After Brian McDonald is found murdered on a beach, his sister Sarah and his childhood friend Michael try to unravel the devastating mysteries surrounding his last few weeks alive. Finding a side to her brother that she never expected, Sarah is forced to delve into their past and find out why they were fostered, who their real mother is and what has become of her... Written by
Brian McDonald is found murdered on the beach. His distraught sister Sarah (a solid performance by Donna Bradley) and childhood friend Michael Grant (a fine and engaging portrayal by Andrew Blaike) decide to find out what exactly happened during the last few weeks of Brian's life. Director David McCabe, who also co-wrote the engrossing script with Stephen Cumiskey and Ambrose McDermott, grounds the gripping premise in a believably drab everyday reality, draws the main characters with real depth, presents several haunting dream sequences that keep the viewer on edge, ably crafts a compelling sense of mystery and paranoia, and delivers some exciting action in the harrowing last third. Bradley and Blaike are appealing as the leads who get in way over their heads with their investigation. Moreover, this movie makes a valid point about how sometimes its best to leave dark secrets of the past unknown. McDermott's widescreen cinematography gives this picture an appropriately grayish look. Martin Brannigan's rousing score hits the heart-pounding spot. A neat little flick.
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