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Arcadia (2016)

One man fights to give his family a future in a world crippled by disease where medical care is controlled by a totalitarian regime.


Tom Large


Tom Large




Credited cast:
Thomas Coombes ... Jerry
Gillian MacGregor ... Marianna Black
Sid Phoenix ... Giles
Akie Kotabe ... Jacob
Marc Baylis ... Charlie
Rufus Wright Rufus Wright ... Ryder
Richard J. Danum ... Harry
Alice E. Mayer ... Grace
Steve Weston Steve Weston ... Ray
Adele Keating Adele Keating ... Abigail
Laurence Saunders ... Rory (voice)
Simeon Willis ... Nigel
Joseph Baker Joseph Baker ... Adam
Anthony Houghton Anthony Houghton ... James
Sam Behan Sam Behan ... Ben


In the not too distant future, the population has risen to dangerous numbers and a deadly disease has gripped the world. To combat the death toll rising, 'Arcadia' has been built as safe disease-free haven for the privileged, where life expectancy is more than 130 years. Outside Arcadia, the average life lasts merely 40 years - unless they can earn a place amongst the elite. Charlie is 39 and living in London, with little time left he works every day to get him and his daughter into the safe haven. When asked to capture a government target, Adam Black, a member of resistance movement 'Free Care', Charlie take this opportunity to guarantee them a place inside Arcadia. On the brink of achieving his dream, his mission takes a wrong turn and he finds himself questioning the real purpose for Black's capture. As discoveries are made, it seems the government have not told Charlie the full truth about Black and 'Free Care'. Facing a choice between saving his life and doing what's right, what ... Written by Bigview

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Neither bad or good
11 January 2017 | by dave-70421See all my reviews

Well more an OK film and a 5 from me.

The best part of this film for me was the script and overall story. As the script and story itself was very good, certainly deserving of a far bigger budget and better design and location shooting.

I'm not going to analyze the film scene by scene as clearly there is script padding. But it's a reasonable and thought provoking realistic vision on how some may well eventually envisage the future of mankind in a way in the future when population numbers may well start to outstrip resources to feed it. Conspiracy theorists will say this will happen in the future to try and control the population.

Acting was OK, certainly a miss match of acting abilities between some of the actors (maybe reasons for that as seemed a rushed production at times). Sadly production values, well more the budget was seriously lacking with this film. And what could have been more a 7 out of 10 for me is sadly a more realistic 5.

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