ASHES

By Mat WHITECROSS

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Thriller - Completed 2010

It's not just your memory that can play tricks on you.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Thriller
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Director(s)
    • Mat WHITECROSS
    • Writer(s)
    • Paul VIRAGH, Mat WHITECROSS
    • Producer(s)
    • Esther DOUGLAS (Fiesta Productions), Fiona NEILSON (Fiesta Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • Frank Barron (Ray Winstone) wakes to find himself locked in a hospital secure unit, confused by memory loss, and plagued by visions of a woman (Lesley Manville). He is tracked down and visited by his estranged son James (Jim Sturgess), anxious to take his father back home to be with his family. The doctor explains to him that Frank is suffering from Alzheimer’s, and has been confined to the hospital for his own good – he is prone to violence as a result of the disease. In a moment of madness, James breaks his father out of the ward, and the two men go on the run.
      The journey proves difficult for James, who has to cope with Frank’s hallucinations and mood swings, while hiding from the police. As they travel, glimpses of the old Frank emerge, and gradually the two begin to bond. But both men are weighed down by the past, and neither is quite who they seem…
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