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The People Next Door (2016)

Shortly after buying their first home, a couple become convinced they've moved next door to neighbours from hell. But is all as it seems?

Directors:

Ben Chanan, David Nath

Writer:

Ben Chanan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joanna Horton Joanna Horton ... Gemma
Karl Davies ... Richard
Anthony Flanagan ... Dennis
Kate Fleetwood ... Yvonne
Mark Weinman Mark Weinman ... DC Harris
Jamie Michie ... DC Bryant
Clare Burt Clare Burt ... DC Dillon
Mark Brennan Mark Brennan ... PC Dower
Marilyn O'Brien ... Lisa
Martin Collins Martin Collins ... Carlo
Anthony Adjekum Anthony Adjekum ... Anthony
Charlie Baines Charlie Baines ... Simon
Athena Droutis ... Kerry
Benjamin Haigh ... Callum
Arthur Crossin ... Clarke
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Having moved into their new home, young couple Gemma and Richard are perturbed by noises coming from next door and suspect child abuse by their reclusive neighbors after a little boy wanders into their house. When social services produce no evidence they start to make recordings of their own but Richard is alarmed that his partner is becoming obsessive, delivering a toy containing a mini-cam in the belief that the boy is being kept in a locked room. He reluctantly agrees to accompany her in investigating when the family is out but they are caught and taken to the police station - where they hope to find out if their concerns are justified. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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A divisive tale of morality
3 November 2019 | by tedariSee all my reviews

This is a must see. I've been binge watching Ben Channan productions at the moment after watching The Capture I'm sensing a theme: technology, and more specifically: cameras.

What this particular TV movie does so well is to keep you guessing from start to finish about who the nightmare neighbours really are.

It goes deeper with the invasion of privacy and the study of possible paranoia by never offering satisfaction to the protagonists(?) or the viewer.

I was impressed by how easily I was able to relate to all of the characters on multiple levels.

It's not often I watch something so tense that I can't stop thinking about even after the credits roll, but this review tells you I'm still thinking about this and I probably won't sleep tonight because of it.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 2016 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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GBP800,000 (estimated)
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