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Dawn (Claire Foy) and David (Benedict Cumberbatch) have moved back to the village where he grew up to start a family. Their relationship seems idyllic, but getting pregnant is proving difficult and adding to the strain of building their perfect home. Out of the blue, David's younger brother Nick (Shaun Evans) appears. A soldier on leave, Nick sleepwalks and is prone to dark moods, yet Dawn is affected by her brother-in-law's vulnerability, and they start to spend an increasing amount of time together. Gradually, buried incidents from the brothers' shared history start to reveal themselves, forcing Dawn to confront the question of whether she really knows her husband at all.

Starring:
Claire Foy, Benedict Cumberbatch
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Wreckers

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  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 26 minutes
Starring Claire Foy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Shaun Evans
Director D.R. Hood
Genres Drama
Studio FUSION MEDIA
Rental release 12 March 2012
Main languages English

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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By thedragonaunt on 21 April 2012
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'Wreckers' is a film that stays with you long after the credits have rolled; a film you have to watch more than once; a film that leaves you concerned for the characters, in their fictitious futures. The three lead actors, each well known in their own right for other roles, inhabit their characters so completely as to become unrecognisable as themselves.

Claire Foy is the innocent bystander who finds herself caught up in the filial tension between her husband and brother in law; Shaun Evans is the vulnerable man/boy, damaged by his childhood and traumatised by his experiences as a soldier on active service; Benedict Cumberbatch is the loving husband and caring professional but with a darker side to his character, a menace that lurks beneath the surface, burns through his eyes and occasionally explodes in sudden bursts of extreme violence.

The film is beautifully shot in muted shades, at superb locations, creating an atmosphere of rural decline. The soundtrack is sometimes muffled, making conversations indistinct, adding to the increasing sense of unease. If this is the director D R Hood's debut, one can but feel there is lots more to come.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Seveneight on 22 May 2012
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Brilliant performances from some of the UK's finest - Shaun Evans particularly, troubled by his recent past. As the story unfolds it becomes apparent that this is as much about the distant past and childhood relationships - and how what went before stays with us and shapes what we become. Worth investigating for the personal tensions that exist from almost the opening scene, for clever use of dream imagery and for the energy, both positive and negative in the relationships between the three key characters.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By prisrob TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 3 Nov 2013
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'Wreckers' is a film that starts gently with a pleasant scene of a happy family. What we don't know is where this film is going. And, it takes some twists and turns before we get a feel for what is exactly happening.

Dawn, played by Claire Foy, a beautiful young woman with mesmerizing eyes, and her husband, David, played by Benedict Cumberbatch have moved back to his childhood village in England. They are both teachers, David teaches disabled students and Claire a regular young class. They have purchased an old broken down house, to repair. In the meantime they live in a mess of peeling wall paper. It appears they have running water and electricity. They have chickens and a dog who must be looked after constantly, so that he does not get in the chicken coop. And, they are visiting a specialist to discover why they have not become pregnant.

On a bright summer's day, Claire comes home to find her brother-in-law, Nick, played by Shaun Evans, on the roof having climbed a ladder to look around. Right away, we feel a foreboding of things to come. Nick is on leave from Afghanistan, suffering from PTSD, and no one has any notice he will be visiting. We feel the tense atmosphere, something is not right with David and Nick's relationship. A sexual tension is also present, and at a pub with friends, we learn Nick and the wife of a friend had a thing going on. The PTSD becomes more pronounced, Claire learns a secret her husband is keeping from her. It all comes to a head, and this strange but well acted film comes to a sudden close.

Benedict Cumberbatch is such a superb actor, and he takes over this film. Claire Foy as the unsettled wife, demure, sexy and well intentioned, is perfection in this role. This must have been a film that never took off. I have not heard of it, but the name Benedict Cumberbatch drew me in. Strange but moving film.

Recommended. prisrob 11-03-13
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By JB TOP 500 REVIEWER on 25 Dec 2012
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I was recommended to watch this film by a friend who was particularly impressed by the cinematography and how it manages to catch the atmosphere of the Cambridgeshire Fens; the openness and calm on the one hand, but also the way that visual austerity can reflect back one's thoughts directly, offering no comfort or solace.

It's the unforgiving backdrop to a moment in the characters' lives where the feelings which have lain beneath the surface for so many years are to be exposed. The deceptively tranquil surface of everyday life - choir rehearsals, picnics and evenings at the local - are just that, a surface, with the fragility of glass. For the passions and feelings which the film examines are ones which are so powerful as to be beyond control, their eruption having the potential to wreck lives.

The performances are mesmerising, and one is drawn in so gradually but so completely as, just in a Vermeer, the smallest incident becomes significant. The dialogue is at times almost imperceptible, the music so integrated as to be unnoticeable, but the depths of despair are apparent in the characters' eyes as the film builds inexorably towards its climax.

There are of course no answers, and just as real life moves on we are left with a feeling of quiet acceptance as the film turns full circle, ending as it had begun.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Charlotte on 28 July 2013
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A brilliant DVD at a reasonable price, easy simple transaction, arrived very quickly and would completely recommend. A wonderful film that I would completely recommend everyone to watch, some brilliant acting from all the cast, a really wonderful story with plenty of twists and turns.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Adrian Drew TOP 500 REVIEWER on 3 April 2014
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A beautifully acted, conceived, written and directed low budget film. No it's not for everyone perhaps but I was moved, intrigued and delighted in equal measure.... The Director hopefully will go on to many more productions where her sensitive approach to complex emotional issues may be seen once more... Congratulations to all concerned. But as I say - it's not for everyone.....
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