A Lonely Place To Die
Tense and riveting Brit-thriller set in Scottish Highlands
How far would you go to save a stranger? Would you risk your life? And your friends’ lives? It’s a question Alison (Melissa George) and her fellow climbers must answer after they stumble across a young girl (Holly Boyd) buried in a wooden box while hiking in the Highlands. As they rush to get her to safety they soon realise they are not alone and a brutal game of cat and mouse is played out across the mountains. Meanwhile a group of mercenaries are also closing in with their own agenda.
Director Julian Gilbey (alongside brother/writing partner Will) takes full advantage of the Scottish landscape, making it both beautiful and terrifying, an obstacle to overcome and a refuge from your pursuers. George is a charismatic actress and manages just the right mix of terror and heroism. As always Sean Harris is a suitably nasty villain – something he’s really honed since playing Ian Brady in See No Evil: The Moors Murders – a relentless tracker with a complete lack of morals.
It loses its footing slightly as they finally come across civilisation, but this is a tense and riveting Brit-thriller.
Selected release from Wed 7 Sep.