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  • Director: Nick Murphy
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  • Producer: Pippa Harris, Nick Laws, Nicola Shindler
  • Cast: Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham, Mark Strong, Brian Cox
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When police discover a young girl brutally murdered, brothers Joe Fairburns (Paul Bettany) and Chrissie Fairburns join their supervisor Robert (Mark Strong) to investigate main suspect Jason Buliegh, a local sex offender and social outcast.


Forced to release Jason from police custody, the Fairburns take matters into their own hands in an attempt to coerce a confession. All the while, Joe and Chrissie's father Lenny Fairburns (Brian Cox), the former chief of police, remains in the car, a quiet spectator to the fatal tragedy that begins to tear his sons apart. Unspoken secrets and unvoiced suspicions drive the ominous suspense as Joe spirals into an obsessive confrontation between crimes of the present and crimes of the past.




"Filled with darkness and shadows, with a tension like an anxious heartbeat, Blood is surprisingly effective. It has a haunting echo."
"Familial bonds, moral free falls, sins of the father, power, corruption and lies; you could not ask for a more Shakespearean setup, and for a long while, British filmmaker Nick Murphy works wonders with his rich crime-film material."
"There's also an unusual weight and depth of feeling to the film that makes it linger longer than most films of its kind - not least in the central performances."
Oliver Lyttleton, INDIEWIRE
"The result is a tight, raincoats-flapping-in-the-wind crime drama"
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, A.V. CLUB


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