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Ashes and Sand

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Synopsis

Daniel, an ambitious and handsome detective sergeant (Nick Moran) takes on the tough contemporary world of a teenage girl in Brighton. But to the dismay of his police partner (Victoria Scarborough), he is relentlessly stalked by a fifteen year-old gang leader (Lara Belmont) who dreams of escape for them both to a romantic tropical Island. As their mutual and forbidden desire increases, events move inexorably to a denouement of tortured and sexual longing and eventual tragedy.
 
Hayley's gang of fourteen year-old girls are on the rampage, mugging young male tourists on Brighton's sea-front. Hayley is half-adolescent and half-woman, as raw and violent as any male counterpart, and just as calculating. She is determined that they will escape their poverty, their crumbling families and dead end prospects by stealing enough money to leave Brighton. The gang thinks she wants to go to London. However, secretly Hayley has almost saved up enough money to take them to Bali, a tropical paradise full, she imagines, of beautiful, androgynous young men. Here she and the gang will find the happiness they crave.
 
When Hayley sees Daniel, a young detective, arresting a robbery suspect she is transfixed. Charismatic, handsome, tough but also strangely vulnerable, he personifies her desires. She falls in love and lust. She must have him at any cost.

Details

Year
2004
Type of film
Features
Running Time
108 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Bob Blagden
Producer
Andrew Holmes, Peter Watson
Editor
Luke Dunkley
Screenwriter
Judy Upton
Director of Photography
Chris Seager
Sound
John Cochrane
Music
Michael Price
Principal Cast
Nick Moran, Lara Belmont

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Production Company

Open Road Films
The Studio
37 Redington Road
London NW3 7QY
UK

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Company

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