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Blood Hunt

by BBC (Screen 2)

Synopsis

A young man exacts revenge for the seduction of his girlfriend with a brutal murder outside a rainswept village dancehall.

His victim is the brother of a local policeman and the latter’s dogged determination that ‘law and justice will have to be satisfied’ provokes an unrelenting manhunt through the nooks and crannies of the remote highlands of Scotland. This is a film of distilled and elemental beauty, full of suspense, excruciating sadness and most importantly, hope.

Reviews

In some respects, director Peter Barber Fleming uses the austere grandeur of the Highlands in an almost archetypal manner… the community here is at odds with itself and the poetic savagery of the rugged locale matches the grim cat and mouse struggle that ensues. Ultimately both novel and film are concerned with reaffirmation; the changing seasons provide comfirmation of a natural world’s inclination for rebirth and growth… Iain Glen is noteworthy, effectively capturing the emotional turmoil and survival instinct of a man driven to take a life and then forced to protect his own from the inevitable retribution. Andrew Keir as the snowy haired weather beaten sailor is equally impressive as the man who knows how to make a tricky moral stand.

The Listener, Allan Hunter

Credits

Andrew Keir
Sandy Ross
Michael Carter
Nicol Menzies
Iain Glen
Allan Innes
Nigel Stock
The Rev Davidson
Arabella Weir
Liz Murison
Yvonne Gilan
Widow Macleay
Emma D’Inverno
Maria
Jake Fox
Young Allan
Paul Kermack
Danny
John Malcolm
Doctor
Alison Key
Nurse Simpson
Jon Croft
Police Inspector
Alan Tall
Joiner
Clem Davies
Italian
Ewan Emery
Young Sandy
Terry Cade
Robert Menzies
Director
Peter Barber Fleming
Producer
Norman McCandlish
Writer (Book)
Neil Gunn
Writer (Screenplay)
Stewart Conn


Photos


Iain Glen is noteworthy, effectively capturing the emotional turmoil and survival instinct of a man driven to take a life and then forced to protect his own from the inevitable
retribution.