Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A Two-Dimensional Grinding; A Lonely Place to Die (15, 99mins) Action/Thriller. Melissa George, Ed Speleers, Alec Newman, Gary Sweeney, Kate Magowan, Holly Boyd, Sean Harris, Stephen McCole, Karel Roden, Eamonn Walker. Director: Julian Gilbey. Contains Swearing and Violence

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A Two-Dimensional Grinding; A Lonely Place to Die (15, 99mins) Action/Thriller. Melissa George, Ed Speleers, Alec Newman, Gary Sweeney, Kate Magowan, Holly Boyd, Sean Harris, Stephen McCole, Karel Roden, Eamonn Walker. Director: Julian Gilbey. Contains Swearing and Violence

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SHOT on location in the Scottish Highlands, A Lonely Place To Die is an adrenaline-fuelled action thriller about a team of climbers who are in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Punctuated by scenes of violence that become increasingly preposterous, Julian Gilbey's film orchestrates a high-stakes game of cat and mouse against stunning yet hazardous vistas.

Cinematographer Ali Asad captures the rugged splendour of the mountains, scaling sheer rock faces and careening through undergrowth as the main cast run for their lives from gun-toting pursuers.

Once we understand the motives of the various characters, tension dissipates and it's simply a case of treading water until a brutal final showdown.

Alison (Melissa George), Rob (Alec Newman), Alex (Gary Sweeney) and Jenny (Kate Magowan) and the relatively inexperienced Ed (Ed Speleers) head into the Scottish wilderness to train for an ascent of the Eiger later in the year. During a hike through a forest, the friends discover a badly dehydrated, eight-year-old Serbian girl called Anna (Holly Boyd) buried in a chamber in the earth. No sooner have the mountaineers rescued Anna than they come under fire from kidnappers Mr Kidd (Sean Harris) and Mr Mcrae (Stephen McCole). …

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