Tuesday
15
Nov
7.45pm
Back War Zone, The
 
Tue
15
Nov
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Tuesday, 15 November 2011 at 7.45pm
Tilda Swinton
  • Drama
  • 1999
  • UK/Italy
  • Colour
  • 98 mins.
 

Actor Tim Roth makes a stunning directorial debut with this distressingly believable story about incest in a close-knit family, dramatised by Alexander Stuart from his acclaimed novel. Young newcomers Freddie Cunliffe and Lara Belmont give supremely natural performances, while Ray Winstone portrays their abusive father as no Nil by Mouth monster, but as a loving parent. Roth also makes inspired, emotive use of the stark, jagged Devon landscapes, whose grey-hued coldness seems to mirror the pain experienced by the characters, and turns an already uncomfortable viewing experience into an utterly devastating one.



Director:

 
Tim Roth

Screenplay:

 
Alexander Stuart, from his novel

Cast:

 
Dad - Ray Winstone; Jessie - Lara Belmont; Tom - Freddie Cunliffe; Mum - Tilda Swinton; Nurse - Annabelle Apsion; Lucy - Kate Ashfield; Nick - Colin Farrell (2); Carol - Aisling O'Sullivan
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