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In Too Deep

UK, 1997 (MIFF 1998, Fiction)

Director: Mehreen Siagol

Jeff, a troubled loner, is haunted by memories of a brief affair with a woman above his standing and its terrible consequences. Shot with brilliantly cold precision in the Cornish Clay pits, and buoyed by a silent yet incredibly expressive performance from James Peck, In Too Deep is elevated above simple thriller status to an expansive study of class, isolation and subservience to industry.

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