A fast-paced, high concept thriller following a 20 something layabout, who over the course of a day, is forced to make his way across an increasingly strange and sinister London, in order to save his kidnapped girlfriend.
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MATT and ANNA are a young couple living in London. Anna is starting her career and knows what she wants, whilst Matt is still struggling to find his purpose in life. On the surface they are happy but tensions are beginning to mount. Then one morning masked thugs break into the flat and kidnap Anna before assaulting Matt, locking him into a mysterious vest and leaving him a mobile phone. Matt is told the vest contains a package which he must deliver by following instructions issued to him via the mobile phone. If he fails, tries to seek help, or deviates from their instructions, they will kill Anna. Over the course of one day Matt has to make his way across London in a desperate bid to save his girlfriend as a host of characters attempt to derail him from his mission.
Bold, tense, sometimes funny and often out there - not what I expected
Yes this is a low budget British film, but it manages to take a familiar genre and stamp personality on it despite, or maybe because of its constraints.
It's tense and scary at times, funny and absurd at others - it throws a lot at you, doesn't always hit but I was thoroughly entertained by it. It looks beautiful, got an amazing score, and its own unique feel. You can feel the lack of money at times, and there are elements that feel familiar from other films, but it's a British film that clearly tries to steer away from the usual £$%%@%@ that comes out of this country.
and the scene in the tower block is amazing, my favourite bit - deserves at least a few stars just for that
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