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Shell (2012)

The story of Shell, a girl who lives with her father Pete in a remote gas station in the Scottish Highlands, in their struggle against the elements and the impossible love they feel during the last winter that she will be in that place.

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Scott Graham

Writer:

Scott Graham
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Chloe Pirrie ... Shell
Michael Smiley ... Hugh
Joseph Mawle ... Pete
Iain De Caestecker ... Adam
Paul Thomas Hickey Paul Thomas Hickey ... Robert (as Paul Hickey)
Kate Dickie ... Claire
Morven Christie ... Young Mother
Milla Gibson Milla Gibson ... Daughter
Tam Dean Burn Tam Dean Burn ... Trucker
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The story of Shell, a girl who lives with her father Pete in a remote gas station in the Scottish Highlands, in their struggle against the elements and the impossible love they feel during the last winter that she will be in that place. The Scottish Scott Graham in the feature film debut with an adaptation of his short Shell, winner of the London Short Film Festival. His next short film, Native Son, was released in the Critics' Week in Cannes in 2010. Written by Sddq.Shahid

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Шелл See more »

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Trivia

An expansion of Scott Graham's 2007 short. See more »

Quotes

Robert: Shell? Like the petrol station?
Shell: Shell, like the unique and beautiful thing you find in the sea.
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Remake of Shell (2007) See more »

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My Favourite Girl in All The World
Written by Kenny Anderson
Licensed courtesy of Domino publishing Co Ltd, (PRS)
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Compelling awkwardness
19 August 2014 | by tombsoftSee all my reviews

I recorded this not knowing what it was about, then set down to watch it 3 months later. As the movie progressed, clearly slower than most action movies, my curiosity and expectation turned into a growing sense of awkwardness as the scenes unfolded. A young woman unaware of - or grappling with her own sexuality becomes the focus of male urges in forbidden, fleeting or equally desperate desires. The location of desolate isolation intensifies the storyline of her yearning to break free from her roadside, family-tied prison-without-walls young life, and the pace becomes irrelevant or perhaps magnetizing. Genuine tension fills the air with each customer visit with growing concern of the outcome. This movie is a triumph in awkwardness. Well done Director.


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