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The Quiet Hour

Quiet Hour, The (2014) Movie Poster
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UK / Ireland  •    •  85m  •    •  Directed by: Stéphanie Joalland.  •  Starring: Dakota Blue Richards, Karl Davies, Jack McMullen, Brigitte Millar, James Browne, Liam O'Brien, Zeb Moore, Paul Flanagan.  •  Music by: Carlos José Alvarez.
        In a remote part of rural, post-apocalyptic England, now occupied by unseen alien invaders, a feisty teenage girl sets out on a desperate attempt to fight back a group of bandits and defend her parents' farm, their remaining livestock, and the solar panels that are the key to keeping them safe from extraterrestrials. If she doesn't succeed, she will lose her only source of food and shelter; if she resists, she and her helpless blind sibling will be killed.

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Aliens have invaded the World to plunder the Earth's mineral resources. It is one year on and all anyone seems to know about them is that for two hours a day they return to their Mother Ships and people can come out of hiding. If they are caught outside at any other time they are killed.

Sarah -' Dakota Blue-Richards ('Skins') is living on a farm with her brother and father and they are managing to survive with their limited food stocks and solar panels for power. Others are not so fortunate and she knows that it is only a matter of time before other people turn up and find their idyll. She has had to grow up fast but does not know if she has the mettle that will be needed if such an event occurs; she does not have long to wait to be tested.

Now thus is an independent film with a sci-fi twist and for lovers of the genre this may well fall short of expectations. However, if- like me- you love existential films and the psychological elements then you may well be pleasantly surprised. The acting is al solid with a great sense of foreboding throughout. It is also engaging and the characters all manage to engender the right amount of chemistry to make you care about them. The action is done well too. This is a film I really enjoyed and hardly noticed as the time passed -' which is always the sign of a god production. Another example of how independent does not mean done on the cheap -' recommended viewing.


Review by Tom Dooley from the Internet Movie Database.

 

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May 2 2017, 21:31