Kill List

  • 95'
  • United Kingdom
  • 2011
Ben Wheatly is the new wonder boy of British cinema. He made his debut in 2009 with Down Terrace, a violent gangster comedy he financed himself. The sequel, the horror film Kill List, has the same qualities as his debut: a quasi-documentary style, naturalistic acting, partly improvised dialogues and a large dose of black humour. Wheatly based the last half of Kill List on the nightmares he had as a child.
The sensitive and unemployed Jay, a troubled veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, takes on a new job with his Irish mate Gal. But who is really the mysterious client of the two hitmen? With a 'kill list' in their hands, they travel through England. During the day they do their work stoically, at night they stay in cheerless hotels.
Halfway through Kill List, the social realism changes into worrying supernatural horror. The strangest film of the year also has an ending which gives you plenty to talk about.


Director
Ben Wheatley
Country of production
United Kingdom
Production Year
2011
Festival Edition
IFFR 2012
Length
95'
Medium
HDcam
Language
English
Producers
Claire Jones, Andrew Starke
Production Companies
Rook Films, Warp X
Sales
Protagonist Pictures
Cinematography
Laurie Rose
Editor
Robin Hill
Production Design
David Butterworth
Sound Design
Martin Pavey
Music
Jim Williams
Cast
Neil Maskell, MyAnna Buring
Website
http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/kill-list