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Flying Blind [DVD]

Helen McCrory , Kenneth Cranham , Katarzyna Klimkiewicz    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Helen McCrory, Kenneth Cranham, Lorcan Cranitch, Tristan Gemmill, Razane Jammal
  • Directors: Katarzyna Klimkiewicz
  • Producers: Alison Sterling
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Soda Pictures Ltd.
  • DVD Release Date: 15 July 2013
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00D48ZQ5Y
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,337 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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A successful aerospace engineer finds her world turned upside down in this thriller from first-time director Katarzyna Klimkiewicz. While leading a well-ordered, focused life designing military drones for her Bristol-based employer, 40-something engineer Frankie (Helen McCrory) meets and falls for the charms of French-Algerian student Kahil (Najib Oudghiri), who is 20 years her junior. For all that she is blissfully swept up in her new romance, Frankie's foundations are shaken when she finds herself detained by the security services, who have taken an interest in Kahil. Torn between her feelings for Kahil and the doubts beginning to surface in her mind, Frankie sets out to discover the truth about her lover's motives.

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Surround ), WIDESCREEN (2.35:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Cast/Crew Interview(s), Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Frankie (Helen McCrory, SKYFALL) is in her forties, ambitious and successful. She works in the aerospace industry designing surveillance drones for the military. She's never married, and is completely in control of every part of her life. Her closest relationship is with her father, who worked as an engineer on Concorde. But her life changes forever when she embarks on a passionate affair with Kahil, a French/Algerian aerospace student, twenty years younger than her. One day, she arrives at work and is detained by the security services: Kahil is a person of interest to MI5. Her well-ordered life starts to unravel in a welter of suspicion and prejudice, as Frankie no longer knows whether to follow her passion or listen to the doubts that increasingly overwhelm her. ...Flying Blind

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Flying Blind tells the story of Bristol-born, successful, motivated, and sexually attractive forty-something `Frankie' (McCrory), who works for British Aerospace...currently developing Military Drones, for use against targeted enemies of the state. She also part-time lectures at a local university..and it's here that she meets French-Algerian student `Kahil' (Oudghiri), who at 24years old, is just over half her age.

After a very brief period of flirtatiously circling each other.....they become involved in an extremely sexually intense affair, which over the weeks develops into a slightly precarious relationship. There are the initial cultural barriers, and age difference present at the very beginning of the relationship..but such is the rapidness of their attraction to each other, that these are easily put to rest and the relationship seemingly bringing out the best of both parties. Although their relationship worries her protective father (Cranham) who is a retired Concorde engineer, and more importantly quickly brings itself to the attention of Mi5, who confront Frankie, with the suspicion that Kahil may be manipulating her for access to her very confidential work on military Drones.

After presenting Frankie with (probable) reason to be concerned, Frankie begins to question her lovers validity, and she digs deeper to find out more about the lover she admittedly knows very little about....irregularities, begin to surface about Kahil's life, and although no particular discovery is enough to fully sink the relationship, enough self-doubt in the relationship, with the increasing interest from Mi5, begins to call Kahil's motives into question.

Kahil himself is a bunch of contradictions: Handsome, yet yielding physical scars, he's unwilling to explain.....
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2.0 out of 5 stars BORING and pointless 6 July 2014
This was a film which sounded like it had an interesting premise, but could not decide what it wanted to be. There were quite a few sex scenes in it without any nudity, as though they were trying to make an erotic thriller but were foiled by the lead actors having a no nudity clause in their contracts. The plot was really dull and predictable, and the pace was so slow that the film appears to be much longer than it actually is because for the majority of the time nothing happens. It really was not a good use of my time watching it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not for me 13 May 2014
By avronb
This film never took off for me. Slow story line always thinking that something good would happen but it never did. Wish I hadn't have used a rental on it.
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