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Flying Blind (2012)

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A stylish mix of erotic love story and political thriller. Helen McCrory stars as a brilliant aerospace engineer who is drawn into a passionate affair with a younger male student while ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Helen McCrory ... Frankie
Kenneth Cranham ... Victor
Lorcan Cranitch ... Duncan Morehouse
Tristan Gemmill ... Robert
Razane Jammal ... Dima
Tim Wallers Tim Wallers ... Army Colonel
Glyn Grimstead Glyn Grimstead ... Terry Stockton
Sam Ellis Sam Ellis ... Harry Dixon
Cameron Stewart Cameron Stewart ... Andrew Dockings
Sherif Eltayeb ... Malik
Najib Oudghiri Najib Oudghiri ... Kahil
Jonathan Pembroke ... RAF Group Captain
Philippa Howard Philippa Howard ... Nina Simons
James Bonser James Bonser ... Provocative Student


A stylish mix of erotic love story and political thriller. Helen McCrory stars as a brilliant aerospace engineer who is drawn into a passionate affair with a younger male student while working on a government contract for an aircraft destined for military use. As the contract deadline nears, her doubts about her new lover mount, and she comes to understand the shadowy sides of her professional career and her personal life. Written by Anonymous

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The third of three micro-budget movies to be made in Bristol, UK under the iFeatures scheme. The first being In the Dark Half (2012) and the second 8 Minutes Idle (2012). See more »


Frankie: Say something to me in Arabic.
Kahil: Say something to me in Bristol English first.
Frankie: [Frankie moves within an inch of Kahill's lips and softly states] Take your shirt off.
Kahil: [Kahill moves nose to nose with Frankie and says something in Arabic dialog] .
Frankie: Which means?
[Kahill indicates he is not going to translate]
Frankie: Is there anything you've just said that should stop me from kissing you?
Frankie: I'll be back in a minute.
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I Love How You Love Me
Written by Barry Mann and Larry Kolber
Used by kind permission of EMI Music Publishing
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Top Flight
25 July 2012 | by corrosion-2See all my reviews

Frankie (Helen McCrory) is a middle aged single woman holding a sensitive position in the air defense industry. She also lectures on aerospace. When she starts an affair with one of her students, a young Arab, suspicions abound by all around her, specially her father (a nice cameo by Kenneth Cranham). The weight of suspicion around her makes her doubt the young boy's true intentions too.

Flying Blind is both a neat sexual thriller and also a statement on the post 9/11 prejudices , specially in western countries towards Arabs and Muslims. It is a confident debut for Polish director Katarzyna Klimkiewicz who had only made short films before. Well worth catching.

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Release Date:

12 April 2013 (UK) See more »

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Zaślepiona See more »


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GBP345,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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