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Leaving the construction site on the eve of a major project, construction manager Ivan Locke receives news that sends him driving the two hours from Birmingham to London, but even further from the life he once knew. Making the decision that he has to make, he then calls his wife, his sons, his co-workers and boss telling them the secret that he is bearing and trying to keep his job and family intact. But even more importantly, he will have to face himself and the choices he has made. Written by
During Ivan's drive to London there were 36 phone calls. 13 outgoing, 21 incoming, 1 ignored call and 1 went to voice mail. At least half the calls ended with Ivan being hung up on or Ivan hanging up on the caller. See more »
The film follows the journey of Locke towards London from an unspecified location some 90 minutes north of London. However, the construction site at the beginning of the film, and hence at the start of the journey, is actually the Broadgate Circle development in the City of London, also known as 5 Broadgate. This is evidenced by the fact that Liverpool Street station is clearly visible in the background of the wide shot, along with several lesser-known but easily identifiable buildings such as 100 Liverpool Street. Locke's car is initially parked just north of the site, at the corner of Appold Street and Sun Street in London. See more »
Look. Look and fucking learn. I drove in this direction and there will be a new person when I get there. Yes, because of that night. Constructed out of two bottles of wine and somebody feeling lonely. How could you ever beat that for a construction?
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Here I am, giving lectures to fathers about maintaining the different relationships in their lives. But alas!, how does one demonstrate the ideal, even if you might know such a person?
In comes this film Locke, demonstrating integrity, responsibility, caring, loyalty, firmness, perseverance, plus some more good things about being a man among men. Forget about Hercules, Braveheart and so many attractive and well muscled heroes. Here is a man who knows how to be alone, how to overcome rejection, how to lead colleagues, how to embrace his children,how to accept his wife as a person even when she acts unfairly, how to be fearlessly honest.
And yet he is not some miracle. He gets extremely frustrated an angry, but he can allow it to happen without picking on someone else.
What a movie!!
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