A Lonely Place to Die
Taut thriller about mountain-climbers who find girl buried Discuss this article
This taut, twisty pursuit thriller from director/co-writer Julian Gilbey makes terrific use of the stark beauty of the Scottish Highlands, and is roped together by Melissa George’s performance as feisty mountaineer Alison. High in the mountains, team leader Ed (Ed Speleers) and his group hear faint cries and find an air pipe sticking up from the ground. Digging, they find a weak eight-year-old girl, whose speech they cannot understand. Ed and Alison plan to take the girl to the nearest village. But close behind are the two ruthless, army-trained kidnappers (Sean Harris and Eamonn Walker) and on the horizon is the kidnapped girl’s father, ex-Serbian warlord Darko (Karl Roden).
The film’s relentless momentum, coupled with Ali Asad’s breathtaking location photography, distract us from the often two-dimensional supporting characters. It’s only when the action shifts to a pagan parade through the village’s streets that the pace slackens and the film’s icy grip loosens.
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