When leading astrophysicist (and black hole specialist) Jennifer Rockwell is found dead in a New Orleans observatory, detective Mike Hoolihan (Patricia Clarkson) is responsible for investigating the scene of the crime. Strangely, this highly experienced police woman is greatly disturbed by the sight of the victim lying face down, her face shot off, in a large pool of blood. Is detective Hoolihan starting to soften under her thick professional armour? This doesn’t stop her from becoming so immersed in investigating the case that at times it seems as if she's losing her mind. Which raises the question of the extent to which she is really an objective outsider.

In this whodunnit, with nods to the golden age of film noir, the search for the truth leads the detective into the black hole of her own past. The screenplay for Out of Blue is an adaptation of Martin Amis’s novel Night Train.

Filmmaker
Carol Morley
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
110’
Language
English
Producer
Luc Roeg, Cairo Cannon, Maggie Monteith
Sales
Independent
Writer
Carol Morley
Cinematography
Conrad W. Hall
Editor
Alex Mackie
Production Design
Janey Levick
Sound Design
Stephen Griffiths
Music
Clint Mansell
Cast
Patricia Clarkson, Jacki Weaver, James Caan, Toby Jones, Mamie Gummer, Jonathan Majors, Aaron Tveit