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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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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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Trivia

A purpose-built garage was built on the shores of Little Loch Broom near the Scottish Highlands town of Ullapool. See more »

Quotes

Pete: Cold hands.
Shell: Warm heart.
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Connections

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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Depressing
20 July 2013 | by billcr12See all my reviews

Shell is a seventeen year-old girl living with her father at a gas station in Scotland in the middle of nowhere. He sells old cars for scrap metal, while she pumps gas and cooks and cleans, much as a wife would do. Apparently, her mother headed for greener pastures and left dad and his daughter to fend for themselves. The movie drags on for an hour and a half, with no sense of humor or life to speak of. The almost incestuous overtone is creepy, as is some guy with a BMW who gives Shell a pair of expensive jeans for obvious reasons. The lead actress is very ordinary looking and her father seems to be the unhappiest man on earth. The two combine for an extremely depressing and meaningless drama which I cannot recommend for any reason. The one positive note is the beautiful Scottish countryside.


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Release Date:

15 March 2013 (UK) See more »

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