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Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek
  • 2014
  • US/UK
  • 80 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Joanna Coates
  • Written by: Joanna Coates/Daniel Metz
  • Cast: Hannah Arterton, Joe Banks, Daniel Metz

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A modern attempt at living a utopian ideal.

In an English country house, four young people from London move in together, seeking to challenge social conventions and their own tolerances by engaging in scheduled partner-swapping. The durability of their new living arrangements is tested by the arrival of an outsider who fails to get in tune with the foursome's radical spirit. An inventive and engaging film that uses an elegant, delicate style to gently probe both the protagonists' ideals and our own convictions about love and sex.

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Hide and Seek

20 Jun 20142 stars

British drama exploring sexual behaviour is more akin to an art installation than a narrative film

Hide and Seek is a curiously misleading title for this single-location British drama. It implies investigation, and suggests a hunt for answers; a desire to get beneath the surface of things. But while the film’s simple and intriguing premise is ripe…

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