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After Jack and Lucy rescue a woman from freezing cold in the middle of Scottish mountains, they come to realize that the woman is not who she says she is and that she has not the best intentions.

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Hank Orion

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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Wouters ... Jack
Jodyanne Richardson ... Margaret
Jagoda Kamov Jagoda Kamov ... Lucy
Olivia Easton Olivia Easton ... Alice
Simoni Valentina Simoni Valentina
Ryan O'Grady Ryan O'Grady ... Radio Voice (voice)
Isabella Bånge Isabella Bånge ... Sarah (as Isabella Bange)
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Jack and Lucy set off for Christmas holidays, united in a family house located in the Scottish mountains. Instead of happiness and celebration they are greeted with an almost dead woman, Margaret, found in the freezing cold outside not too far away from the house. While the two wonder what in heaven's name is going on and who she is, there is a hellish plot brewing, a plot that could claim a life. Written by Samuel Miller

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Love drives us all insane. See more »

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

1 April 2017 (UK) See more »

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Heaven's Light See more »

Filming Locations:

Scotland, UK

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£100,000 (estimated)
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Endeavour Filmworks See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Dreadful
4 January 2018 | by EwanjessamineSee all my reviews

Watched on Amazon Prime. Despair is a slow burn psychological thriller, emphasis on slow. The film moves at a snail's pace, which wouldn't be a problem if it was an interesting film, but it isn't.

Dispair follows a couple in their holiday home in the Highlands during the winter. One day the couple find a woman nearly frozen to death, but all is not as it seems as the woman seems to have sinister motives.

Story wise it's decent but the execution is fairly bad. On a technical level the film doesn't perform well. Sound is muddy and fairly poor in parts. Cinematography isn't great, interior shots are noisy and ugly to look at but exterior shots look quite nice.

Acting is poor, performances feel amateur and wooden. Editing is also bad and the soundtrack is uninteresting.

Could have been decent but sadly isn't.


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