For Those in Peril

For Those in Peril
  • 2013
  • UK
  • 1h 33min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Paul Wright
  • Written by: Paul Wright
  • Cast: Kate Dickie, George MacKay, Michael Smiley
  • UK release: 4 October 2013

A young misfit is the only survivor from a fatal fishing trip in which five men from his remote Scottish community are lost at sea. When the superstitious locals lay the blame on him, he resolves to recover the lost men.

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For Those in Peril

Six men went out to sea, but only one came back.

Aaron (George Mackay) is the lone survivor of a fishing trip that claimed the lives of five men including his older brother, Michael (Jordan Young). Unable to remember the details of their trip, and feeling the weight of the community’s collective grief, Aaron’s sense of helplessness escalates into the belief that Michael and the other men, somehow survived. Beautifully shot and sensitively performed, Paul Wright’s folkloric film imaginatively explores love and loss.

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Paul Wright's debut is original in its idea, style and conception, and made with loving dedication

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