When MI5 Special Operative Bruce Mindhorn was captured in the late 1980s, his eye was replaced with a super-advanced optical lie detector, which meant he could literally “see the truth.” He escaped and fled to the Isle of Man, to recuperate in the island’s temperate microclimate, and today has become the best plain-clothes detective the island has ever seen. Written by Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby, this is a terrific British comedy in the tradition of Alan Partridge and David Brent in its look at a central character surfing a wave of bullshit and pomposity.
Want the truth about Mindhorn? Listen to our review in the May film podcast. Skip to the 4.48 mark to hear what we had to say…
Short film screening alongside this feature film: Super Citrus Force
Combining British surrealist comedy and Japanese special effects to foil an evil villain.
In Laurence Maybury’s Super Citrus Force, a crime-fighting duo have to stop an evil villain from objectifying women… LITERALLY! Combining British surrealist comedy and Japanese special effects, Laurence Maybury is a 24-year-old filmmaker who has been making short films since he was 16.