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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.

Director:

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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Drama

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

Quotes

Shell: Adam works at the sawmill.
Pete: Aye, you said.
Pete: Yeah, there was a break-in on Friday night.
Shell: Oh. What did they steal?
Adam: Five chain saws, brand new.
Pete: They know who did it?
Adam: They think I did it. They never said but they phoned the house on Saturday morning and told me not to come back in. They've never had anything go missing before so it's...
Shell: That's a shame.
Adam: Yeah, I know I can get my job back at the pub if I want, but I'm thinking about starting up something for myself. A bit like your setup here Pete, I mean, are...
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Connections

Remake of Shell (2007) See more »

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Loving Hannah
Written by I Campbell
Published by Chrysalis Music Ltd
© 2008. Used by permission. All rights reserved
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Location Perfect!!!!
31 August 2014 | by Banshee24See all my reviews

I loved this film from the moment I read the Synopsis.

I need to figure out where this was actually filmed as the roads are spectacular and look like they make for some nice driving. The petrol Station is very cute indeed.

For me the weather and remoteness of the location made the whole film for me, it gave the impression of a great desperateness and struggle against the cold which seemed to parallel the emotions portrayed by all of the characters.

A few nice cars on show too including a very tidy "Q" plated Series II Land Rover Pickup kitted out with Recover Gear, and a very tidy 1976 Fiesta XR2i which appears to have been borrowed from a member of highlandoldskoolfords.co.uk

Watch out for an appearance from Michael Smiley (known more for his role as Benny in Luther) as Hugh a lonely regular who becomes a bit too close for comfort at times


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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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2.35 : 1
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