The Escape

The Escape
  • 2017
  • 1h 45min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Dominic Savage
  • Cast: Gemma Arterton, Dominic Cooper, Frances Barber

An ordinary woman (Arterton) makes an extraordinary decision which will change her life forever. An uncompromising, claustrophobic and intelligent domestic drama that refuses any and all easy answers, led by a heartbreaking performance from Arterton.

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The Escape

30 Jul 20184 stars

Gemma Arterton is heartbreaking in this thoughtful and uncompromising domestic drama

The more Gemma Arterton eschews the big-budget blockbuster movies of her early career, the more she finds roles that bring out the depth and range of her talent. The Escape is a solemn, largely improvised drama from writer-director Dominic Savage in…

Gemma Arterton: 'Before I was on somebody else's path, now I'm on my one and it's so much better'

24 Jul 2018

Arterton plays a housewife that's reached breaking point in Dominic Savage's new drama

In Gemma Arterton's new film, The Escape, she plays a depressed woman who suddenly abandons her husband and two young children. Heavily improvised, the film is intensely personal for Arterton, who collaborated closely with writer-director Dominic Savage…

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