Down Terrace tells the story of the Hill father and son, Robert and Robin, two petty criminals. They have just been released from jail, where they had been sentenced for committing a crime we don't find out much about. They are convinced they were betrayed. As soon as they return to their home in Brighton, they plan revenge. That looks simpler than it is, certainly when Robin's girlfriend suddenly turns up very pregnant on the doorstep and says he's the father of the child. And family life isn't that easy either.
The feature debut by director Ben Wheatley, well-known from British crime series such as The Wrong Door and Ideals is filled with cellophane-wrapped bodies and combines raw social realism with pitch black humour and occasionally pure slapstick - as a British ode to The Sopranos. The film won the jury prize at the last Raindance Festival.


Filmmaker
Ben Wheatley
Premiere
European premiere
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2009
Medium
HDcam
Length
89’
Language
English
Producer
Andrew Starke
Production Company
Boum Productions Ltd
Sales
Magnolia Pictures
Writer
Ben Wheatley, Robin Hill
Cinematography
Laurie Rose
Editor
Robin Hill
Sound Design
Martin Pavey
Music
Jim Williams
Cast
Julia Deakin
Website
http://downterrace.blogspot.com/