PREVIEW: The Forgiven (18)

WHO’S IN IT?

Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient), Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye), Matt Smith (Last Night in Soho), Ismael Kanater (Queen of the Desert), Caleb Landry Jones (Nitram), Saïd Taghmaoui (Three Kings), Christopher Abbott (Possessor), Abbey Lee (The Neon Demon), Mourad Zaoui (Desert Dancer), Marie-Josée Croze (Calvary), Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

John Michael McDonagh (Calvary), director, writer, producer; Elizabeth Eves (War on Everyone), producer, editor; Nick Gordon (GirlHouse) and Trevor Matthews (Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer), producers; Lorne Balfe (Gemini Man), composer; Larry Smith (The Guard), cinematographer; Chris Gill (American Animals), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Wealthy couple David (Fiennes) and Jo (Chastain) are travelling through the Moroccan desert to attend their friend Richard’s (Smith) weekend-long party, when they accidentally run over a local teenage boy. The couple attempts to cover up the murder, but when the boy’s father (Kanater) arrives to demand justice, they must come to terms with their tragic actions and the deadly consequences…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

John Michael McDonagh, the acclaimed writer-director of Calvary and The Guard, returns with a starry thriller that contains his trademark sly wit and sobering thoughtfulness.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER 2022

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE

 

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