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UK, 2011 (MIFF 2011, Night Shift)

Director: Ben Wheatley


Ben Wheatley follows up his deft debut Down Terrace (MIFF 2010) with a cross-genre gem that starts as a sedate suburban drama before driving off the rails completely.

Jay is having a tough time - his marriage is on the verge of breakdown, and he hasn't worked for months. So when his old friend Gal suggests they both return to their old profession of hired killers, Jay readily agrees. But as they start to work down their list of targets, signs begin to point to a deeper conspiracy.

Shifting genres effortlessly - from suburban kitchen sink drama to hitman thriller to something much darker - Wheatley's Kill List grabs hold and pulls you down towards an unexpected climax.

"Kill List is a polished and impressive British genre film, with Ben Wheatley a talent to watch." - Screen International

D Ben Wheatley P Claire Jones, Andrew Starke S Ben Wheatley, Amy Jump Dist Madman Entertainment TD HD Cam/2011

See also...


UK, 2009
“If The Sopranos had been cooked up by Mike Leigh instead of David Chase, the result might resemble Down Terrace.” - Cinematical ... This black suburban comedy from director Ben Wheatley slickly … More »


UK, 2012
"Darkly funny, quasi-sweet and incredibly bloody." - Ain't It Cool ... After exploring the darkest recesses of British culture in Down Terrace (MIFF 2010) and Kill List (MIFF 11), director Ben Wheatl… More »


UK, 2013
A psychedelic trip into magic and madness. ... In 17th-century England, a group of deserters flees a raging battle through the English countryside. They are soon caught by a man who insists they help… More »

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