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Bypass 2015 15

105 mins United Kingdom Director. Duane Hopkins

A fractured, poetic narrative tells the story of Tim (George MacKay), a sensitive man unable to cope with the demands of his council estate life, in Duane Hopkins’ haunting film.

As Tim’s health declines and a net of troubles close around him, Hopkins’ film becomes peopled with phantoms and shadows.

Duane Hopkins’ long-anticipated follow up to his 2008 debut Better Things proves well worth the wait. This is British social melodrama made uniquely personal through the prism of Hopkins’ ravishing photographic eye. George MacKay is exceptional as the haunted, hunted Tim (almost unrecognisable from his roles in Pride and For Those in Peril) and Game of Thrones fans will recognise Donald Sumpter in the supporting role of Tim's grandfather.

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Directed by

Duane Hopkins

Featuring

George Mckay

Donald Sumpter

Charlotte Spencer

Benjamin Dilloway

Genres

Drama

Collection

Features

Certificate

15 Contains very strong language, strong violence

Released

2015

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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