Friday 28 August 2009
Algebra would be easier than piecing together this no-budget British espionage thriller.
On a deserted English beach under slate-grey skies and buffeting winds a woman (Alex Reid) wakes up, with no memory of who she is until a stranger, also washed ashore, starts pursuing her. In flashback we learn that both of them are connected to a surveillance job in London, though the various duplications of scene and character make interpretation a not entirely enjoyable challenge. To mention echoes of Notorious and The Conversation would be to flatter Simon Welsford's first feature, but his keen sense of place and atmosphere point to a career worth watching.
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Australia to impose 24-hour curfew on all cats to protect endangered species
- 2 The difference between a psychopath and a sociopath
- 3 Black and ethnic minority people twice as likely to be hit by Tory cuts than white people, report finds
- 4 Walter Palmer: Cecil the lion killer revealed to be American dentist
- 5 What TripAdvisor users think of 16 of the world's most popular landmarks
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Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn says 'we can learn a great deal from Karl Marx'
I am the Jeremy Corbyn supporter that many will tell you doesn't exist
Public anger after French sunbather beaten up by gang for wearing a bikini in Reims park
Labour leadership: New poll shows party is now even 'less electable' than under Ed Miliband
Labour leadership contest: I would never quit the party, says Liz Kendall