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UK: Lionsgate Films UK
Cast: Toni Collette, Eddie Redmayne, Tom Sturridge, Cathryn Bradshaw, Kate Maberly, Patrick Malahide, Jon Overton, Richard Roxburgh, Amit Shah, Ben Szoradi, David Threfall, Liam McKenna, Craig Crosbie, Jordan Prosser, David Lampard
Director: Gregory J Read
Countries: Australia / UK
UK: 109 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and gory images
UK Release Date: 11 May 2007 (Limited Release - London, Barbican)
UK DVD Release Date: 11 May 2007
LIKE MINDS is a psychological thriller and a highly original screenplay brought chillingly to life by outstanding performances from the key cast.
When the new boy Nigel arrives at school, Alex suddenly finds himself lumped with a new and very weird dorm-mate. Quiet, cold and with an unhealthy pre-occupation of all things dead, Nigel's other bizarre interests extend to a macabre fascination with pure blood-lineage and history. Despite their differences, slowly Nigel manages to insinuate himself into Alex's life and soon an inexplicable bond forms between the two boys, that will lead to the ultimate tragedy of Nigel's death,
But all is not as it seems, and the complexities of the mystery and its sinister depths are yet to be revealed.
Appointed by local police to review a murder case, forensic psychologist, Sally Rowe is faced with the challenge of determining if accused 17 year-old Alex should face charges for the shotgun death of schoolmate Nigel Colbie. Alex's highly influential father is putting pressure on local authorities to drop the case against his son based on lack of evidence, but Sally's investigation begins to uncover some disturbing facts. It surfaces that the relationship between the two boys is based on a bizarre symbiotic pact that led to the tragedy, and that it's influence on Alex, despite Nigel's death, is far from diminished.
With stunning cinematography and mesmerising scenes, especially those portraying the relationship between Alex and Nigel, LIKE MINDS is a unique and exceptional film. The character of Nigel, as portrayed by Tom Sturridge, is evil and menacing, and Eddie Redmayne as Alex is astoundingly compelling. Both brilliant performances from these two young cast-member combined with the power of Toni Collette's unquestionable talent makes LIKE MINDS chillingly real to audiences.
Unpredictable, unrelenting and evil, the story becomes more and more fascinating and addictive as the film progresses. But it does not end there. With some serious jaw-dropping plot twists and some visceral murder scenes, this is not for the faint of heart.
Audio Commentary from Director Gregory Read and Composer Carlo Giacco
Behind the Scenes & Making of
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen / Colour
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English for the Hearing Impaired