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Containment (2015)

What happens when an epidemic breaks out, but you're kept in the dark? Anything can happen. Slowly the residents realize that they will all die unless they come together.


Neil Mcenery-West


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Credited cast:
Louise Brealey ... Sally
Pippa Nixon ... Hazel
Billy Postlethwaite ... Aiden (as William Postlethwaite)
Sheila Reid Sheila Reid ... Enid
Lee Ross ... Mark
John Charles Dickson ... Sargent Miller
Hephzibah Roe ... Resident (voice)
Penny Judd ... Angry Resident in Corridor
Andrew Leung Andrew Leung ... Sergei
Christos Lawton ... Dan
Rob Rackstraw Rob Rackstraw ... Dan (voice)
Michael Chapman ... Angry Resident in Corridor
Luke McGibney ... Hazmat (voice)
Jill Buchanan ... Angry Resident in Corridor
Walter Hendrix III Walter Hendrix III ... Inside Cordon Pedestrian


What happens when an epidemic breaks out, but you're kept in the dark? Anything can happen. Slowly the residents realize that they will all die unless they come together.

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Good Little Thriller Making Good Use of Tight Little Spaces
21 December 2015 | by DareDevilKidSee all my reviews

Reviewed by: Dare Devil Kid

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

"Containment" gets by purely on resourcefulness and sincerity. It's a niftily executed viral-outbreak thriller that, true to its title, makes good use of a confined space to ratchet up the drama of the situation, while working hard to bypass the more obvious narrative traps it creates for itself. Strong attention to detail and a disquieting score set this directorial debut feature apart, but some of the characters' motivations aren't entirely convincing.

There's nothing groundbreaking in this low-budget British thriller, but newbie director Neil Mcenery-West makes excellent use of his claustrophobic setting. Eventually, "Containment" succeeds in proving that you don't need a whopping great budget, nor an A-list cast to produce an accomplished piece of work.

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