Keswick Film Club - True North

Sunday 20th January 5:00 PM

True North 

Director: Steve Hudson Country: UK/Germany/Ireland
Cert: 15 Year: 2006 Length: 92 mins

Audience Reaction

Score: 78.99% Attendance: 148

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Synopsis

A film that sounds like a derivative thriller - a crew of fishermen facing bankruptcy decide to smuggle Chinese immigrants from mainland Europe to Scotland- could easily have traded on clich├ęs for its effects but writer/director Steve Hudson creates an altogether more complex portrait of what essentially decent people will do in desperate circumstances.

The fishermen, played by a top-rate cast that includes Ken Loach stalwarts Peter Mullan, Gary Lewis and Martin Compston star in this low key but powerful drama which puts a human face onto human trafficking.

Critics

open_quote Compston (for once downgrading his usually impenetrable Glasgow accent) makes a strong, believable lead and Mullan is superb as the wisecracking crewman close_quote Matthew Turner, VIEWLONDON


open_quote At the helm, British writer/director Steve Hudson presents this morality tale in eloquently stark style. close_quote BBCi



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