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Mindhorn

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Synopsis

Washed-up actor Richard Thorncroft peaked with hit 1980s detective show 'Mindhorn', playing the titular Isle of Man sleuth with a rather unique ability. As a captured MI5 Special Operative, Bruce Mindhorn's eye was replaced by a super-advanced optical lie detector, which meant he could literally 'see the truth'. Mindhorn escaped and fled to the Isle of Man, to recuperate in the island’s temperate microclimate, and became the best plain-clothes detective the island had ever seen...
Decades later, when a deranged Manx criminal demands Mindhorn as his nemesis, Thorncroft returns to the scene of his greatest triumphs for one last chance to reignite his glory days, professional credibility and even romance with former co-star/paramour Patricia Deville.
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2016 - Laugh Strand - World premiere

Details

Year
2016
Type of film
Features
Running Time
89 mins
Director
Sean Foley 1st Feature
Producer
Laura Hastings-Smith, Jack Arbuthnott
Editor
Mark Everson
Screenwriter
Julian Barratt, Simon Farnaby
Director of Photography
David Luther
Production Designer
Peter Francis
Principal Cast
Julian Barratt, Essie Davis, Andrea Riseborough, Russell Tovey, Simon Farnaby, Jessica Barden, Harriet Walter, Simon Callow, Steve Coogan

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Production Company

A Scott Free Productions, Mindhorn Productions, BBC FIlms, StudioCanal production in association with Baby Cow with the support of BFI Film Fund, Isle of Man, Pinewood Pictures

Scott Free Films
Donna Chang
42-44 Beak Street
London
W1F 9RH
+44 (0)20 7437 3163
donna@scottfree.co.uk

StudioCanal
50 Marshall Street
London
W1F 9BQ
+44 (0)20 7534 2700
info@studiocanal.co.uk
http://www.studiocanal.co.uk

Sales
Company

Protagonist Pictures
Vanessa Saal
42-48 Great Portland Street
London
W1W 7NB
+44 (0)20 7734 9000
Vanessa@protagonistpictures.com
info@protagonistpictures.com
http://www.protagonistpictures.com