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Frozen (2005)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 27 January 2006 (UK)
It's two years since the mysterious disappearance of Kath Swarbrick's older sister Annie, but Kath remains haunted by a need to know what happened. When police investigations wind down, ... See full summary »


Juliet McKoen


Juliet McKoen (screenplay), Jayne Steel (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley Henderson ... Kath
Roshan Seth ... Noyen
Ger Ryan ... Elsie
Richard Armitage ... Steven
Ralf Little ... Eddie
Jamie Sives ... Jim
Shireen Shah Shireen Shah ... Vellama
Sean Harris ... Hurricane Frank
Lyndsey Marshal ... Tracey
Rebecca Palmer ... Irene
Karl Johnson ... Coastguard Bill
George Costigan ... P.C. Pike
Richard Ridings ... Lorry Driver
Maxine Peake ... Ticket Attendant
Stephen Lord ... Diver Kenny


It's two years since the mysterious disappearance of Kath Swarbrick's older sister Annie, but Kath remains haunted by a need to know what happened. When police investigations wind down, Kath continues the search herself. She gets nowhere until she steals some CCTV footage of her sister on her final day. Visiting the spot where Annie was filmed, Kath becomes convinced she has found a portal to another reality and from this portal Kath is trying to say something. A clue, perhaps? Or a warning? Those close to Kath are skeptical. They question her sanity, beg her to stop searching. But has Kath really found a way to access the afterlife? Or has she stumbled upon a dangerous truth? Written by kerryjadekolbe@hotmail.com

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Sometimes finding someone is even worse than losing them




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A bleak thriller
1 September 2009 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

Up until a few days ago I hadn't heard of this film but when I saw it listed in the television guide and read that the always excellent Shirley Henderson was in it I decided to give it a go. I'm glad that I did as it was pretty good.

Shirley Henderson plays Kath a woman who can't get over the disappearance of her sister two years before. She is convinced that somebody has done something to her but the police have no evidence to suggest foul play. The only real clue is CCTV footage which shows her entering an alleyway but doesn't show her leaving. Kath is helped by the CCTV operator who lets her review the tapes and by her Counsellor who she discusses her problems with. I won't say anything about the ending as I wouldn't want to spoil it for first time viewers.

The film is fairly bleak, both in the subject matter and the way it is filmed, there was a constant sense of isolation and cold. As I'd expected Shirley Henderson did a great job in the leading role, the supporting cast also put in good performances, I especially liked Roshan Seth as her counsellor. While I did enjoy the film I felt it looked more like a superior television production rather that a cinematic production intended for the big screen, not that that is necessarily a bad thing, it makes a nice change to see a thriller with no guns in sight let alone the explosions that seem de rigueur these days. If you get a chance to watch this fine film I'd certainly take it.

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Release Date:

27 January 2006 (UK) See more »

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England, UK See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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