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Rocket Post

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Synopsis

Rocket Post is a compelling comedy drama set in the stunning landscape of the Outer Hebrides. It tells the remarkable true story of an idealistic German scientist, Gerhard Zucher, who came to the islands in the 1930s to develop a rocket to transport mail between the inaccessible islands.

When Zucher arrived in this remotest corner of Scotland, he had to deal with local hostility not only to new technology, but also to Germans as during the First World War the Highlands and Islands had lost, per capita, the greatest number of soldiers in the British Isles.

In the film, matters are further complicated when the mistrusted foreigner falls in love with the beautiful local schoolteacher, Catherine MacKay.

The production was filmed on the island of Taransay (previously made famous by the BBC Reality TV show, Castaway).

Details

Year
2008
Type of film
Features
Running Time
112mins
Director
Stephen Whittaker
Producer
Charlie Savill
Co-Producer
Charlie Savill
Screenwriter
James MacInnes, William Morrissey
Director of Photography
Richard Greatrex
Music
Nigel Clarke, Michael Csany-Wills
Principal Cast
Ulrich Thomsen, Shauna Macdonald

Genre

Production Company

Ultimate Pictures

Sales
Company

Kathy Morgan International
12250 Sky Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90049
USA

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