Thursday, 11 August 2016

--/07/16/ River (2015)

A young doctor on holiday intervenes in the sexual assault of a young woman by giving the chap responsible a hearty thrashing. Jolly good.

Unfortunately the next day it turns out he might have beaten the fellow to death. Not wanting to spend the rest of his life in prison he decides to leg it.

You've probably seen numerous films where the plot sounds very similar to that, unlike most of them this one is set in a recognisable world where people who find themselves out of their depth are confused and struggling against the panic that threatens to render them useless. There's no heroics, grand speeches, explosions or car chases so common to other 'on the run' films. This one is just about a normal guy who's act of decency has backfired in a terrible way and left him in a fucked situation with minimal exits.

Also, Rossif Sutherland, who plays the doctor is 6ft 5" tall. We decided that really tall people look funny when they're running.


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