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Shell 2012 15

90 mins United Kingdom Director. Scott Graham

Chloe Pirie's Shell is a teenager growing up in a secluded service station, with only her reserved father (Joseph Mawle) for company. As she stands on the brink of womanhood, her desperate loneliness tips into overbearing affection for her dad. Writer-director Scott Graham's debut feature is a beautiful, sensitive portrait of a young woman struggling to balance childish affection and adult emotion.

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Directed by

Scott Graham


Chloe Pirrie

Iain De Caestecker

Joseph Mawle

Kate Dickie

Michael Smiley




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15 Contains strong sex




United Kingdom



Production company

Brocken Spectre Jockey Mutch Ltd.

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