Wreckers (2011)

Claire Foy is playing Dawn

WreckersFilming Dates: July 2009
Theatrical Release: UK: December 16, 2011 / US: TBA
DVD Release: UK: March 12, 2012 / US: TBA
Studio: Independent Production
Director: D.R. Hood
Screenwriter: D.R. Hood

Claire Foy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Shaun Evans, Sinead Matthews

Genre: Drama
Runtime: 86 minutes
MPAA Rating: UK: 15 / US: unknown

Plot Outline

WRECKERS is a psychological drama which examines the fragile relationship between truth, intimacy and betrayal.

Recently married couple, David and Dawn, return to David’s childhood village to start a family. Their relationship seems idyllic, but getting pregnant is proving difficult and is adding to the strain of building their perfect home. A surprise visit from David’s brother Nick, a soldier, on leave from Afghanistan, slowly exposes the lies embedded in Dawn and David’s relationship. Through Nick, Dawn discovers more about the siblings’ painful childhood and begins to wonder how well she knows her husband.

Disorientated by her husband’s sudden volatility, she is inextricably drawn to Nick. Dawn becomes a hostage to an increasingly precarious sibling friction, putting the couple’s relationship to the ultimate test.

Claire's Role

Claire plays Dawn.

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Filming Locations: London and Isleham (a village in rural Cambridgeshire)

• World premiere took place on October 16, 2011 during the 55th BFI London Film Festival.

Quotes from Claire

Filmed on a budget of 2.5p. Benedict has a huge female following. They’ll probably come after me now. Start going through my bins…

About Benedict Cumberbatch: He’s a complete geek… he’s got more brain power than I will ever have so it just makes it so difficult to have a conversation with him.

Quotes from Reviews

Featuring compelling performances from an exceptional cast of young actors, and evocatively filmed in lush fields, eerie churchyards and desolate rural houses, the debut feature from D R Hood is a haunting tale of secrets and lies in the English countryside.
Michael Hayden (London Film Festival programmer)

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