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Bait (2019)

Martin is a fisherman without a boat, his brother Steven having re-purposed it as a tourist tripper. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the harbour.

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Mark Jenkin

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Mark Jenkin
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Cast

Cast overview:
Edward Rowe ... Martin Ward
Mary Woodvine Mary Woodvine ... Sandra Leigh
Simon Shepherd ... Tim Leigh
Giles King Giles King ... Steven Ward
Chloe Endean Chloe Endean ... Wenna Kowalski
Isaac Woodvine Isaac Woodvine ... Neil Ward
Georgia Ellery ... Katie Leigh
Jowan Jacobs Jowan Jacobs ... Hugo Leigh
Stacey Guthrie ... Liz Stewart
Tristan Sturrock ... Brian Rikard
Martin Ellis Martin Ellis ... Billy Ward
Morgan Val Baker Morgan Val Baker ... Husband
Janet Thirlaway Janet Thirlaway ... Mrs. Peters
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Martin Ward is a cove fisherman, without a boat. His brother Steven has re-purposed their father's vessel as a tourist tripper, driving a wedge between the brothers. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the picturesque harbour. As his struggle to restore the family to their traditional place creates increasing friction with tourists and locals alike, a tragedy at the heart of the family changes his world.

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The view may be beautiful, but you can't eat it.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 2019 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Przyneta See more »

Filming Locations:

Cornwall, England, UK

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Production Co:

Early Day Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Since the film was shot on a wind up bolex, sound couldn't be recorded on set. All the dialogue was then dubbed in post See more »

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Martin Ward: It's between me and the clamping company
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Narrowly scoped, but sharp satire of some notion of Cornwall
5 September 2019 | by biddulphmj-139-858962See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film. It is original and creative. It wears it's influences well, paying good homage to older films which I enjoyed earlier in life. The narrative, sound and image; ultimately the story, emerge from the masterful use of limited technology that is wonderfully mastered. I didn't mind that I found the story, and the idea of life in Cornwall, somewhat rooted in a romantic view of fishing as a heroic labour which is here seen as almost the peak profession. As if only it is an authentic job, and others are somewhat less for not being fishing people. I don't even mind the anti big city narrative, or the view that locals can park anywhere because they are locals. The story rattles along. The characters are flawed. It's great to see a different idea for what a film might be.


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