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Us And Them Directed
Joe Martin United Kingdom / 2017 / 83 minutes East Coast Premiere
Times and Venues:
Upstate Films WOODSTOCK
Upstate Films I RHINEBECK
Three rough and tumble British lads, intent on making a grand and brutish public statement on economic inequality in the UK, use one upper crust family as their sacrificial lamb. When disenfranchised Danny (Jack Roth) confronts wealthy banker, Conrad (Tim Bentinck), he plans to teach him a lesson he'll never forget.
When daughter Philippa comes home with her supposed boyfriend, her parents are shocked to see he is from the "wrong" social class. They soon learn he is an imposter and thus begins this wild ride of a home invasion thriller. Tensions escalate as the intruders hold the family hostage and force the father to choose between wife and daughter in a game of Russian roulette. Danny's seething anger is palpable and only countered by Conrad's attitude toward privilege and entitlement. Briskly paced with wonderful acting, this well-crafted film is on the pulse of sociopolitical strife in the UK and reflects the current political unrest worldwide. — Gene Fischer
BIO: Joe Martin was supposed to work on the railways like the rest of his family, but avoided getting a proper job and went to film school instead. The writer/director has won awards from the Royal Television Society, had a film in the top 5 of the iTunes documentary chart and been named a young hotshot by UK trade paper Broadcast and screened in competition at Tribeca. Us and Them his feature fiction debut which he wrote, directed and edited had its world premiere at SXSW.
Cast/Featuring: Jack Roth, Tim Bentinck, Andrew Tiernan, Sophie Colquhoun
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