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Film Title:

The Hide

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Color/B&W:

Color

Director:

Marek Losey

Producer:

Christopher Granier-Deferre, John Schwab

Lead Cast:

Alex Macqueen, Phil Campbell

Genre:

Thriller

Rating:

n/a

Logline:

Two men forced into an encounter that slowly comes to the boil with sinister intent.

Synopsis:

On the windswept Suffolk mudflats creaks a bird-hide, inside which hovers Roy Tunt, a prematurely aged, mildly obsessive-compulsive birder. With one more sighting - the elusive sociable plover - he will have 'twitched' the entire British List. Tunt has his shortwave radio, packed-lunch and a portrait of his ex-wife Sandra for company. Suddenly, in the midst of a conversation with Sandra's portrait, the hide door blows open and a bedraggled stranger - unshaven, edgy and bloodied introduces himself as Dave John, a fugitive from the storm. After a tense introduction, the two men discover that they have a good deal in common, sharing sandwiches, tea and personal exchanges which are frank, poignant and often funny. As the two men begin to form a close bond news of a police manhunt sets them both on edge driving their fragile relationship to a tragic conclusion.

Run Time (mins):

82

Year:

2008