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Retreat

Synopsis

In a last-ditch attempt to save their failing marriage after the stillbirth of their first child, Kate, a journalist, and Martin, an architect, escape London for a retreat to the beautiful, yet remote and unpopulated Blackholme Island, which is off the west coast of Scotland. Fairweather Cottage is a place where they once shared a romantic holiday and the island holds fond memories of happier times. Kate and Martin arrive by boat, it's autumn and the rocky barren moors are blown by freezing winds and the before they've even settled in, the generator and CB radio communication start to fail. Their relationship is already fragile and anxieties are pushed higher when they lose all contact with the mainland and after a heavy storm, an injured man is washed up on the shore. Dressed in military fatigues and carrying a gun, the mysterious stranger regains consciousness and identifies himself as a British soldier called Private Jack Corman and he soon reveals that he carries a deadly message - an airborne virus is sweeping Europe and all their lives are under threat unless they take drastic action. He insists that the only way to avoid the fatal disease is to seal themselves in the cottage.

Details

Year
2011
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Director
Carl Tibbetts 1st Feature
Producer
Gary Sinyor
Co-Producer
Darryn Welch
Executive Producer
David Frost, Simon Crowe, Jacqueline Kerrin, Chris Ouwinga, Michael Rosenberg, Shail Shah, Dominic Wright
Editor
Jamie Trevill
Screenwriter
Janice Hallett, Carl Tibbetts
Director of Photography
Chris Seager
Music
Ilan Eshkeri
Principal Cast
Cillian Murphy, Jamie Bell, Thandie Newton

Production Company

Ripple World Pictures
64 William Street South
Dublin D2
Ireland
Tel: +353 (0)1 635 1010
http://www.rippleworld.com
info@rippleworld.com

Sales
Company

SC Films International
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UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7287 1900
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