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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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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 »

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

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UK

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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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Jamie Bell replaced David Tennant in the role of Jack. See more »

Goofs

Although this may be intentionally, Martin and Kate repeatedly say 'over and out' when they use the CB radio. Proper protocol would be to say either 'over' (when the sender expects a reply) or 'out' (when no further communication is expected). The characters may not be supposed to be fully instructed about the use of the radio since it is only used to contact the proprietor of the cottage. See more »

Quotes

Jack: Were you trying to be nice?
Kate: You're breaking my arm.
Jack: To get the gun? Or were you just desperate? How long has it been, Kate? How long since he gave you what you want?
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Very good virus movie
25 October 2011 | by daletheminoltamanSee all my reviews

An above average virus movie, very enjoyable. I am not sure why some people that appear to not enjoy horror or virus/plague movies insist on watching them then complain when they do not like it. That would be like me eating my least favorite food then complaining how the meal sucked. It makes no sense, this movie was great for those that enjoy this type of movie. The acting was good and it keeps you guessing to the very end.

Worth your time to watch. Good acting, very nice location and good plot.

Give it a shot, it is worth it.


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