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The Hide

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Poisson Rouge Pictures

Synopsis

On the windswept Suffolk mudflats creaks a bird-hide, inside which hovers Roy Tunt, a prematurely aged, mildly obsessive-compulsive birder. With one more sighting - the elusive sociable plover - he will have ’twitched’ the entire British List. The ambitious Tunt has his shortwave radio, packed-lunch and a portrait of his ex-wife Sandra for company.

Suddenly, in the midst of a conversation with Sandra’s portrait, the hide door blows open and a bedraggled stranger - unshaven, edgy and bloodied introduces himself as Dave John, a fugitive from the storm. After a tense introduction, the two men discover that they have a good deal in common, sharing sandwiches, tea and personal exchanges which are frank, poignant and often funny.

But as the two men begin to form a close bond news of a police manhunt sets them both on edgedriving their fragile relationship to a tragic conclusion.

Details

Year
2009
Type of film
Features
Running Time
84 mins
Format
HD
Director
Marek Losey 1st Feature
Producer
Bernadette Thomas, Tim Beckmann
Co-Producer
Bernadette Thomas, Tim Beckmann
Editor
Colin Sumsion
Screenwriter
Tim Whitnall
Director of Photography
George Richmond
Production Designer
Nick Palmer
Sound
Dean Humphreys
Music
Debbie Wiseman
Principal Cast
Alex Macqueen, Philip Campbell

Production Company

Poisson Rouge Pictures
6 London Street
London W21HL
UK

T +44 (0)20 7262 4383
F +44 (0)20 7262 4366

info@poissonrougepictures.com
http://www.poissonrougepictures.com

Sales
Company

Screenopus
18 Soho Square
London W1D 3QL
UK

T +44 (0)20 7268 3716
F +44 (0)20 7025 8100

info@screenopus.com
http://www.screenopus.com