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Retreat (2011)

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Kate and Martin escape from personal tragedy to an Island Retreat. Cut off from the outside world, their attempts to recover are shattered when a Man is washed ashore, with news of airborne killer disease that is sweeping through Europe.

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Carl Tibbetts
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Cast

Credited cast:
Cillian Murphy ... Martin
Thandie Newton ... Kate
Jamie Bell ... Jack
Jimmy Yuill ... Doug
Marilyn Mantle Marilyn Mantle ... Mrs. Doug
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In a last-ditch attempt to save their failing marriage after the stillbirth of their first child, Kate, a journalist, and Martin, an architect, escape London for a retreat to the beautiful, yet remote and unpopulated Blackholme Island, which is off the west coast of Scotland. Fairweather Cottage is a place where they once shared a romantic holiday and the island holds fond memories of happier times. Kate and Martin arrive by boat, it's autumn and the rocky barren moors are blown by freezing winds and the before they've even settled in, the generator and CB radio communication start to fail. Their relationship is already fragile and anxieties are pushed higher when they lose all contact with the mainland and after a heavy storm, an injured man is washed up on the shore. Dressed in military fatigues and carrying a gun, the mysterious stranger regains consciousness and identifies himself as a British soldier called Private Jack Corman and he soon reveals that he carries a deadly message ... Written by Vertigo Films

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A world away from everything you know. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and for language throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2012 (Bahrain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Recuperação See more »

Filming Locations:

Gwynedd, Wales, UK See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Cillian Murphy replaced Jason Isaacs. See more »

Goofs

As the sun shines through the gaps in the boarded-up window, the "sunbeams" through the dusty air diverge greatly. This would place the sun a meter outside the window. Compounding the error, the beams coming through the adjacent windows converge, meaning that there are two suns just outside the house. See more »

Quotes

Jack: [to Kate] He didn't strike me as a man with a gun, but I bet you like that.
[turning towards Martin]
Jack: She likes a man with a gun.
Jack: [Looking at Martin]
Jack: She likes a man with a gun.
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It is a good movie
6 November 2011 | by demetgn-1See all my reviews

I don't understand the bad critics,it is a good movie. I watched it after I read the reviews here and was expecting something worse.I must say I was pleasantly surprised by Retreat. It is a psychological thriller,the acting is very good (Cillian Murphy is a remarkably good actor,but also Jamie Bell and Thandie Newton are a pleasure to watch)and the story kept me guessing until the end. Retreat slightly reminded me of 28 Days Later,but it is a totally different story and captivating in it's own way.I liked the pace and the atmosphere of the film,and I would recommend it to everyone interested in this genre. Retreat definitely deserves better critics and a better rating!


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