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Stuart McKenzie’s debut feature is a frighteningly chilling, claustrophobic thriller.
Ten years ago a thirteen-year-old girl was kidnapped, raped and murdered in a small town. With the murderer up for parole, the victim’s father vows to take the law into his own hands if the killer is released. An acquaintance, Lisa, born on the same day as the victim, had dealt with the effect of the murder for years and wants to understand the event. When, posing as a journalist, she visits the murderer, then the victim’s parents, Lisa finds herself drawn into both, equally tortured worlds.
McKenzie and actress Miranda Harcourt developed the script from a solo stage piece, and in doing so, interviewed a number of rapists, murderers and families of victims. This research shows in the authenticity of the script and the number of contrasting ideas it throws up about society’s monsters and how they are treated.