Low-budget innovative true and tragic story, less slick than The Mercy
- Crowhurst review by PV
I enjoyed this. It was filmed BEFORE the movie THE MERCY, the slick higher budget version of the same story which was released in cinemas first because the same company owned distribution rights to both! Why film-makers do this I have no idea, Just like ANTZ and A BUG'S LIFE out at the same time. Maybe they just lack creativity and copy each other?
Anyway, this is a low budget British film which uses some avant-garde techniques to good effect.
I enjoyed THE MERCY too but that is a slicker high budget effort really - this film feels more real, somehow. It was filmed in the actual house where the Crowhurt family lived too. I liked the portrayal of bankers here - who will always lend you money so long as you have loads of it!
A tragic and maybe even scary movie about obsession and ambition.
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