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TimeLock (2013)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 23 August 2013 (UK)
Tartan-Noir, crime thriller about a botched robbery, a safe that won't open and lives that have gone off the tracks.


David Griffith


Dave Griffith


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Cast overview, first billed only:
John C. Gilmour John C. Gilmour ... Mark Kerr
Alton Milne Alton Milne ... Callum Coyne
Danielle Stewart Danielle Stewart ... Maria
Leo Horsfield Leo Horsfield ... Stuart Riley
Jess-Luisa Flynn Jess-Luisa Flynn ... Chelsea
Natalie Clark Natalie Clark ... Fiona Kerr
Hamish Wilson Hamish Wilson ... Donald
Steven Clelland Steven Clelland ... Drunk Delegate
Lauren Lamarr Lauren Lamarr ... Drunk Delegate
David Powell David Powell ... General Manager
Xaviera McLaughlin Xaviera McLaughlin ... Chambermaid
Vince Docherty Vince Docherty ... Detective Inspector
Gerry Hay Gerry Hay ... Police Marksman
Barry Laird Barry Laird ... Security Guard
Jason Pickering Jason Pickering ... Jason Kerr


Mark Kerr is a jaded hotel manager with a gambling addiction, sleepwalking through his life, until he is targeted by criminals and forced to participate in a jewellery heist at the conference hotel where he works. Held through the night in the basement of the hotel, waiting for the time-lock on the safe to open, Mark's prospects of surviving his ordeal take a deadly turn when his captor realises he has met Mark before. Written by TimeLock Media

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Waiting is a killer


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Lock the viewer in
19 January 2014 | by cynan1975See all my reviews

Whirled into a situation they are forced to wait out, TimeLock's key characters start to lose stability and stutter on their axes.

And just as a spinning top gets more fascinating the closer it gets to toppling, so the film grows more mesmerising as the gravity of waiting takes hold.

Mixing direct POVs, deliberately awkward visuals and depersonalising footage, David Griffiths excellently achieves an increasing sense of instability as his characters careen.

This is a taught, careful film from a director with an ice-cold eye for how things can push a man off balance.

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23 August 2013 (UK) See more »

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Timelock Media, Autonomi See more »
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16:9 HD
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