A father and son live a reclusive lifestyle in the middle of nowhere. The man, a disillusioned mercenary, has his final target in sight – a gang of foreign revolutionaries who lay low in a nearby derelict compound. As the man closes in on his target the boy falls for the revolutionaries’ serving girl. Having spent his whole life in isolation the boy now discovers the warmth of friendship and the pleasures of something more.
As father and son collide the boy is sent running, running in pain and full of betrayal, straight into the twisted embittered arms of the boy’s maternal grandparents, who have come to snatch and save the boy. Figuring out what is right and wrong, what is good and bad is a task for both the man and the audience.
A Scottish Documentary Institute and Cry Baby Films Production, in collaboration with iFeatures
WORLD PREMIERE – International Film Festival Rotterdam 2015
NOMINATED – Best Film – East End Film Festival 2015
NOMINATED – Tiger Award – Rotterdam Film Festival 2015
NOMINATED – Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film – Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Fajr Interational Film Festival 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Encounters 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Festival du film Britannique Dinnard
OFFICIAL SELECTION – 27th Galway Film Flead
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Colchester Film Festival 2015
★★★★ – Film and TV Now
“…accomplished piece of British Drama [which] is certainly going to provide some food for thought.”
★★★★ – Dirty Movies
“The protagonists are outstanding: their taut and yet dynamic looks captivate the audience, and expose the frenetic state of the characters.”
“Norfolk is worth the watch, if only to see Ménochet and Keoghan shine in its bizarre landscape.” – Screen Relish
“This should be watched by anyone interested in exciting cinema” – Kevin Matthews, Flickfest
Featured in Dazed & Confused’s Best of Rotterdam listing
Supported by: BFI, Creative England, BBC Films
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