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Year: 2008
UK: Poisson Rouge Pictures / ICA
Cast: Alex MacQueen, Phil Campbell
Director: Marek Losey
Country: UK
UK: 82 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language, violence and gory details
UK Release Date: 5 June 2009 (Limited Release - London, ICA)


A crisp thriller set in the mudflats of Suffolk, Roy Tunt (Alex MacQueen) is a fanatical birder quite at home in his isolated bird-hide lying in wait for a sighting of the elusive plover. With his shortwave radio, packed-lunch and a portrait of his ex-wife Sandra for company, Roy's isolation is shattered abruptly by the intrusion of a bedraggled stranger. Unshaven, edgy and bloodied the stranger introduces himself as Dave John (Phil Campbell) - a fugitive from the storm.

After a tense introduction, the two men discover that they have a quite a lot in common as they share sandwiches, tea and personal exchanges, which are frank, poignant and often funny.

However, 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...

Director Marek Losey (grandson of Joseph Losey - ACCIDENT) ensures his minimal means have maximum impact. THE HIDE was shot by cinematographer George Richmond with ARRIFLEX D-21 film style digital cameras supplied by ARRI Media.

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