Phil Peel

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Oliver Sherman – film by Ryan Redford

Posted by Phil On June - 17 - 2011

A beautifully paced film directed with great assurance by Ryan Redford, about a lonely war veteran,  who 7 years after the war arrives at the family home of a fellow soldier. He’s been brain damaged, still carries his bayonet, has the crude behaviour of the the squaddie   and has still not recovered from the experience of killing. The  juxtaposition of this with  the family home life and the innocence of the sleeping children and caring mother creates an almost unbearable tension as you expect the worst to happen.  The acting is superb.

Through I feared this would all turn into extreme violence, but this accomplished feature does not go where you expect.    One to watch


One Response to “Oliver Sherman – film by Ryan Redford”

  1. […] Then lunch in a really posh with my old friend Ilona Morrison, who invited me to a lunch with Ryan Redford, the director of  Oliver Sherman. […]

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