Ah, my cheese-o-meter got the better of me and I edited my post!I can't tell whether him denying any connection with them on a BBC interview actually only sparked a 'lady doth protest too much' vibe.
Fairbrass has always been a meat n' potatoes angst actor, that I've never thought about. Cavan Clerkin, likewise, tends to get small roles of men bent out of shape for nothing in particular. The only thing I particularly enjoyed of the latter, was his one-off in Count Arthur Strong, of all things.
However, your review, Cas, sounds interesting and fitting for both.
I tend to find many films that use B&W of late, that aren't period a piece; as either pretentious, taking an easy artsy route or, lacking the vision or imagination to craft depth of feeling with colour. It'll be interesting to see it here but as you suggest this is something of a tight and claustrophobically dark world, it may well suit in an indie that's not got anything like grandiosity in its sights.
The German movie The Captain originally screened at the Toronto film festival in 2017 in black & white at a runtime of 118 minutes.Thanks for the review, Cas. Had this one on my watch list already due to the indie accolades it'd been receiving. I certainly don't mind a film in black and white if the mood is right for it. Incidentally, have you watched The Captain on Amazon? It's in German, it's four (FOUR!) hours long, and in black and white. Also the best film I've seen so far this year. Check it out if you haven't already.
I noted the running time when I started it and watched it to the end titles across two evenings. Had no idea. I thought I’d watched four hours! Lol.The German movie The Captain originally screened at the Toronto film festival in 2017 in black & white at a runtime of 118 minutes.
It's not actually 4 hours for the whole movie. Once the movie ends on Amazon Prime it replays again this time in colour.
So only about 2 hours runtime for both the original black and white version and for the colour version. Both are exactly the same movie.
I watched this earlier. I enjoyed it very much, but I feel the director has a problem with endings.
He had a similar issue with Hyena.
Just my opinion.