The Hide

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  • 11 August 2009
The Hide

Don’t miss this all-too brief chance to catch Marek Losey’s minimalist, claustrophobic and tense debut set in the rarefied world of advanced bird watching. Inside a bird-hide on the Suffolk mudflats sits Roy Tunt (Alex MacQueen). His solitude is shattered by the arrival of bedraggled stranger Dave (Phil Campbell). What follows is a powerful two-handed thriller reminiscent of Rope and Sleuth. Showing as part of the Tribute to Joseph Losey season (director Marek is his grandson).

GFT, Glasgow, Sat 15 & Sun 16 Aug.

The Hide

  • 4 stars
  • 2008
  • UK
  • 1h 22min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Marek Losey
  • Written by: Tim Whitnall
  • Cast: Alex MacQueen, Phil Campbell

A bird twitcher's peaceful existence in an isolated bird-hide on the suffolk mud-flats is shattered by the arrival of an unexpected stranger, in this crisp thriller from the grandson of Joseph Losey.

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