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Blood (2012)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 9 August 2013 (USA)
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Thriller charting the moral collapse of a police family. Two cop brothers, smothered by the shadow of their former police chief father, must investigate a crime they themselves have committed.

Director:

Nick Murphy

Writers:

Bill Gallagher, Bill Gallagher (based on the miniseries by)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Bettany ... Joe Fairburn
Stephen Graham ... Chrissie Fairburn
Brian Cox ... Lenny Fairburn
Mark Strong ... Robert Seymour
Ben Crompton ... Jason Buliegh
Naomi Battrick ... Miriam Fairburn
Zoë Tapper ... Jemma Venn
Natasha Little ... Lily Fairburn
Sandra Voe Sandra Voe ... Sandra Buliegh
Jasper Britton Jasper Britton ... Daniel Heston
Adrian Edmondson ... Tom Tiernan
Danny McEvoy Danny McEvoy ... Sammy
Lucy Lowe ... Judy Drinkle (as Elizabeth Lowe)
Patrick Hurd-Wood Patrick Hurd-Wood ... Dominic
Stuart McQuarrie ... David Saddler
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Thriller charting the moral collapse of a police family. Two cop brothers, smothered by the shadow of their former police chief father, must investigate a crime they themselves have committed.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You can't bury the truth.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Trivia

The photograph of Lenny Fairburn's (Brian Cox) wife is the director's mum, Angie. See more »

Quotes

Robert Seymour: Why do we let people break us?
Chrissie Fairburn: Love.
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Connections

References Brief Encounter (1945) See more »

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When history makes a force that comes hunting
1 February 2014 | by OJTSee all my reviews

The brothers Chris and Joe are policemen working together. A family tradition. Their old Dad was also a detective, now suffering from the first signs of Alzheimer's decease. They get frustrated when they can't get a former child abuser convicted for murdering a 12 year old girl, even if they find her necklace and some pictures of her in his apartment. They start off with untraditional methods to get him to confess.

This is the start of this British crime thriller, which follows in the great tradition of this kind from the isles. The start is bleak, but takes on a strong turn, which grabs your interest intensively.

A strong cast, with Paul Bettany and Stephen Graham leading on, with great Brian Cox as the father, and Mark Strong as a colleague, and Ben Crompton as the pedophile. Strong performances all over, also from the kids. Bettany is great when he gets this haunted look.

The film is suspenseful and atmospheric, though filmed in bleach colors, making in just the more real looking. Recommended!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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