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LOCKE MA15+

International Panorama | Feature
D Steven Knight | UK, 2013
Tags: Drama, Thriller
 

"An exceptional one-man show, this ingeniously executed study in cinematic minimalism has depth, beauty and poise." – Variety

Behind the wheel of a BMW, an ordinary evening commute sees an average life fall apart in Steven Knight's solo-protagonist, single-setting, real-time thriller. As Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) takes phone calls hands-free en route from Birmingham to London, his chances for personal and professional happiness crumble with every revelation and confession that complicates his conversations.

With a Welsh accent and a weathered brow to match his war of words, Hardy channels the greats of the stage as he monopolises the screen, restrained in physicality but brooding with intensity befitting his star-making turn in MIFF 2008's Bronson.

The second directorial effort from Dirty Pretty Things and Eastern Promises writer Knight, Locke is a masterclass in brevity, suspense and economical filmmaking.

D/S Steven Knight P Paul Webster, Guy Heeley Dist Madman Entertainment TD DCP/2013

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