THE HIDE

By Marek LOSEY

MONTECRISTO INTERNATIONAL - as SALES All rights, World

Thriller - Completed 2008

A thriller about a geeky birdwatcher whose trip to the deserted Suffolk mudflats is threatened by the arrival of a mysterious and volatile stranger.

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Thriller
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 82 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Marek LOSEY
    • Writer(s)
    • Tim WHITNAL
    • Producer(s)
    • Christopher GRANIER-DEFERRE (Poisson Rouge Pictures), John SCHWAB (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. 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. As the two men begin to form a close bond news of a police manhunt sets them both on edge driving their fragile relationship to a tragic conclusion.
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