This film is definitely a contender for my best of the year (last year it went to The Selfish Giant). It’s fast paced, tense and deals with a whole range of human emotion.
What particularly stands out is how the composition of the film – its camera style, editing and soundtrack – made me feel that I had experienced some of the emotions that the main character Hook (Jack O’Connell) was feeling. I was on the edge of my seat throughout. On edge. Never feeling I could trust anyone. Never knowing who was around the corner. Never knowing what turn the plot would take next.
I’m really excited to see what Jack O’Connell and the director, Yann Demange, do next.