Echelon Down (2014)

Cornwall, 1966. A mismatched couple, Berto and Iga, are living in an isolated farmhouse. Their mundane life is interrupted by Ralph, a crude and impertinent man handcuffed to a suitcase, who demands shelter.


Ian Padfield


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Credited cast:
Anna Alfieri Anna Alfieri ... Iga
Jonathon Xavier Coudrille Jonathon Xavier Coudrille ... Mr. Cecilio
Tony King Tony King ... Berto
Matthew McLeod Matthew McLeod ... Mr. Cecilio's escort
Joseph Sieveking Joseph Sieveking ... Peppino
Rory Wilton ... Ralph


Their mundane life is interrupted by Ralph, a crude and impertinent man handcuffed to a suitcase, who demands shelter. Upper class toff Berto plans to ask bohemian Iga to marry him this evening. Berto is so pathetic that he is unable to assume control in his own house, which irritates Iga. Berto is called by his boss, Mr Cecilio, who insists that Ralph can stay. Bad timing, but that's Berto's job. He runs this house for Mr Cecilio, as a safe place for criminals to hide out occasionally. Mr Cecilio turns up looking for his suitcase, but where has it gone? 'Echelon' means class, or position, and there are a variety of classes represented here. But they do not relate to their character's positions of power. The mysterious lowlife Mr Cecilio being at the top, and sweet but ineffectual Berto at the bottom. The script includes the seductive Peppino, a cheeky young transvestite, who also works for Cecilio and turns up and joins in the chaos. Peppino has a strong positive presence; an aura, a... Written by Ian Padfield

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Short | Comedy



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Release Date:

10 June 2014 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Truro, Cornwall, England, UK


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£3,600 (estimated)
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Flapjack Films See more »
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The revolver used as a prop was a real, deactivated, gun. See more »


References Cul-De-Sac (1966) See more »

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