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The Hide (2008)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 5 June 2009 (UK)
On the windswept Suffolk mudflats creaks a bird-hide, inside which hovers Roy Tunt, a prematurely aged, mildly obsessive-compulsive birder. With one more sighting - the elusive sociable ... See full summary »

Director:

Marek Losey

Writers:

Tim Whitnall (screenplay), Tim Whitnall (play)
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2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alex Macqueen ... Roy Tunt (as Alex MacQueen)
Phil Campbell Phil Campbell ... Dave John (as Philip Campbell)
Laura Hopwood Laura Hopwood ... Pumpkin (voice)
Howard Ward Howard Ward ... D.I. Weston (voice)
Fred Perry Fred Perry ... Dennis (voice)
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On the windswept Suffolk mudflats creaks a bird-hide, inside which hovers Roy Tunt, a prematurely aged, mildly obsessive-compulsive birder. With one more sighting - the elusive sociable plover - he will have 'twitched' the entire British List. Tunt has his shortwave radio, packed-lunch and a portrait of his ex-wife Sandra for company. Suddenly, in the midst of a conversation with Sandra's portrait, the hide door blows open and a bedraggled stranger - unshaven, edgy and bloodied introduces himself as Dave John, a fugitive from the storm. After a tense introduction, the two men discover that they have a good deal in common, sharing sandwiches, tea and personal exchanges which are frank, poignant and often funny. As the two men begin to form a close bond news of a police manhunt sets them both on edge driving their fragile relationship to a tragic conclusion. Written by Poisson Rouge Pictures

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fugitive | storm | stranger | plover | bird | See All (24) »

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Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2009 (UK) See more »

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The Last Days of May
Written and Performed by Sister Bliss
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Nicely acted under-stated little gem
10 April 2011 | by gtbarkerSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this film a great deal. It was beautifully shot and on an obviously low budget, but the makers wrung out every ounce of value out of every penny. The two principles were excellent. Alex McQueen is already well known, but I hope to see more of the impressive Phil Campbell in future outings. Make no mistake this film is dark and slow and if you like noisy boring muscle-bound cgi stuff this film isn't for you, but if you like films that take their time and treat the audience as adults then it just might be. In my opinion we need more of the latter and far fewer of the former, but then again I'm old-fashioned and the story and character development come before flash, bang, wallop for me every time.


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