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A Landscape of Lies - Directors Cut (2011)

The murder investigation of a decorated war hero becomes the catalyst behind four very separate lives colliding together in an intricate web of betrayal and deceit.


Paul Knight


Paul Knight, Stuart Knight (original story)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrea McLean ... Dr. Audrey Grey
Danny Midwinter ... Brannigan Woods
Andre Nightingale Andre Nightingale ... Jacob Fassbender (as Andre Samson)
Anna Passey Anna Passey ... Sergeant Egan
Marc Bannerman ... Hilt McAvoy
Philip Brodie ... Marcus Clancy
Danny Young Danny Young ... Eion
Rosie Ginger Rosie Ginger ... Hannah Clancy
Christina Baily Christina Baily ... Suzy Honeywell
Sam Cunningham Sam Cunningham ... Louise McAvoy (as Samantha Cunningham)
Daniel Peacock Daniel Peacock ... Don Welles
Helen Latham Helen Latham ... Alice Woods
Victoria Hopkins ... Tess
Mel Mills Mel Mills ... DCI Lane
Kelly George ... DC Carter


Haunted by the memories of his time in the Gulf war, Jacob tries to adjust to civilian life aided mainly by his friendship with his commanding officer, Hilt who has made civvie life work for him. However, Jacob's stable reality is crushed when Hilt is killed during a suspected mugging that went wrong. Now Jacob feels it's his duty to find the truth behind the incident and bring closure to Hilt's widow, Louise. His investigation has him going head to head with DCI Lane and his partners Sergeant Egan and DC Carter as his own life starts to entwine with those he suspects of being involved. Amongst them is East End villain turned property tycoon Brannigan Woods, Marcus Clancy whose recent workaholic attitude has put a strain on his marriage to cheating wife Claire and their rebellious teenage daughter, Hannah. Dr Audrey Grey is the couple's therapist who is trying to keep the family together whilst her own existence is slowly sinking into self destruct mode, with only her receptionist ... Written by Paul Knight

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Who can you trust when the truth is buried beneath a landscape of lies?


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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On May 25th 2011 a rough first draft was handed in by Paul Knight. He was hired and given a 4 month deadline to get a shoot ready draft of the script, oversee pre-production, audition, cast, crew, go into production and complete the post on the film so it was ready for the AFM (American Film Market) that takes place in November; all for a budget of £100k. Paul brought the feature film in, on time, and £16k under budget. See more »


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For what it is
26 November 2019 | by hw-11783See all my reviews

I enjoy a crime mystery and was drawn to this more because of the crime that took place with the fat cats behind it than the one in the plot yet that doesn't change the fact this film is alright for what it is.

It's a low budget, student type indie film, some never was actors and soon to be z listers, a few cars, a few girls, a couple of nice ups and downs and a turn by TV presenter and ex weather girl Andrea Mclean. It's not my usual watch however this was half decent.

80% of the cast turned up and gave a believable performance, the edit seems a little whacked in places. I see this is now titled a director's cut so maybe that is why. Considering the court case and documentary I have to give it up for the team for pushing forward with this.

It is not fantastic but if you watch it for what it is you may walk away from it now feeling like you just lost 90mins of your life.

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Release Date:

1 October 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Landscape of Lifes See more »


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GBP84,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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