AWAY

By David BLAIR

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Drama - Completed 2016

In order to evade her violent pursuer, a troubled girl seeking a new life forms an unlikely friendship with a middle-aged man longing for death in the coastal town where their fates intertwine.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 109 mn
    • Director(s)
    • David BLAIR
    • Writer(s)
    • Roger HADFIELD
    • Producer(s)
    • Terry STONE (Gateway Films), Richard TURNER (Ratio:Film), Michael KNOWLES (Slam Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Joseph and Ria are both looking for a way out. Joseph wants out of this life; struggling to come to terms with his wife’s death, he just wants the pain to end. Ria needs out of this town; parentless and penniless she tries hard to protect her younger sister Kaz from the evils of life including Ria’s abusive drug dealing ex-boyfriend Dex who has now set his sights on Kaz.

      Both have one destination in mind: the bright lights of the coastal town of Blackpool. For Joseph it is a fitting place to commit suicide – a favoured destination for he and his wife where they had competed in numerous ballroom dance competitions; for Ria it is a place of safety to make a fresh start far away from Dex and all he represents. Risking everything Ria makes her escape, but it is not long before a furious Dex catches up with her. Just when there seems no hope, Joseph accidentally interrupts the violent scene and decides to intervene. Seemingly this is a heroic deed of valour, but to Joseph it is a pathetic suicidal act of a middle-aged man with a death wish.

      Seeing Joseph as her knight in shining armour, Ria tags along with him to Blackpool – something Joseph regards as more than a minor inconvenience as Ria repeatedly manages to foil Joseph’s attempts to end his life. An unlikely friendship blossoms as both begin to see in the other something that has been missing from their own lives. But Dex is never far behind and it is in Blackpool their fates must inevitable intertwine and meet a violent conclusion.

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