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UK 2023
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Kris Smith, Mark Wells (ececutive) for Television Bandits, Aturn Films
directed by Kris Smith
starring Chris Mills, Annabella Rich, Tony Mardon, Richard Cullen, Mark Margason, Jon Richard Bennett, Isobel Hamilton, Mark Wells, Jo Lay, Paul Bradford, Lauren Jane Barnett, John Atkins, Andy Blithe, Phelim Kelly (voice), Marvin Maddicks jr (voice), Joseph Betts, Jason Kercher, Max Rudd
story by Anthony J. Russo, screenplay by Anthony J. Russo, Kris Smith, music by Darryl John Hannan

short

review by
Mike Haberfelner

The last two New Year's Eves saw killings with a vintage handgun in the victims' own homes with no signs of a break-in, so police detective Sanders (Tony Mardon) is sure there will be another murder this New Year's Eve - but nobody takes him seriously, not his colleagues nor his superiors. So for him it's a race against time to prevent a murder he knows he can't win ...

In the meantime, Will (Chris Mills) and Dani (Annabella Rich), who have met online, meet the first time for real for a New Year's Eve dinner - but the date goes awkward pretty quickly as Will's set of social skills is limited, and Dani has her own issues to say the least. But despite all of that, sparks start to fly while they talk about this and that - including a vintage handgun ...

 

A very nice character-driven thriller that's low on action but high on suspense that's really derived from dialogue and character relations. So while not much is actually "happening", the situation gets tenser and tenser, for one due to the well-written dialogue of the couple at the center of the story but also due to the police scenes acting as kind of a Greek choir, giving the dialogue subtext. And of course, a strong cast really brings this to life, too. And the result is quite simply a cool piece of genre cinema.

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