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After Jack and Lucy rescue a woman from freezing cold in the middle of Scottish mountains, they come to realize that the woman is not who she says she is and that she has not the best intentions.

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Hank Orion

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Hank Orion (screenplay by), Vadim Pusceddu (story by)
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Michael Wouters ... Jack
Jodyanne Richardson ... Margaret
Olivia Easton ... Alice
Jagoda Kamov Jagoda Kamov ... Lucy
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Ryan O'Grady Ryan O'Grady ... Radio Voice (voice)
Isabella Bånge Isabella Bånge ... Sarah (as Isabella Bange)
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Jack and Lucy set off for Christmas holidays, united in a family house located in the Scottish mountains. Instead of happiness and celebration they are greeted with an almost dead woman, Margaret, found in the freezing cold outside not too far away from the house. While the two wonder what in heaven's name is going on and who she is, there is a hellish plot brewing, a plot that could claim a life. Written by Samuel Miller

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Despair: Abysmal
21 March 2019 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

The first thing I noticed about this British thriller was the IMDB rating, at time of writing we're talking 8.2. For those not in the know that's incredibly high and if it had more ratings it would be in the IMDB top 250!

A quick check confirmed that over 75% of the votes were 10/10, therefore the movie is shilled all the way to Antarctica and back!

Putting that aside is it any good? Well, that's a big no.

A British film but oddly with two non-British leads it tells the story of a couple spending time in their second home in the middle of the country. One day they find a woman freezing outside and bring her in only to gradually discover that she isn't what she claims to be.

An odd little film it's certainly a slow burner. Trouble with slow burners is that they a) Need to be engaging throughout and b) Need to build to something. Despair doesn't do either of these things and makes a for a lifeless dire effort that culminates in nothing but disappointment.

The cast do the best with what they've been given but in the end this is an incredibly dull film.

The Good:

Jagoda Kamov

The Bad:

Some poor writing

Lifeless


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1 April 2017 (UK) See more »

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Scotland, UK

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