Directed by Aneil Karia

Ben Whishaw gives a deliriously committed performance as Joseph, an emotionally unstable airport security officer beset by loneliness, insomnia and unresolved feelings for his co-worker. After lashing out at work, he goes on a chaotic odyssey through London, experiencing surreal and disturbing encounters with strangers (and more tender ones with Lily and his troubled parents, played by Ellie Haddington and Ian Gelder) as his actions push him closer and closer to breaking point – and/or liberation.

A gripping, intense and exhilarating character study developed from Karia’s 2013 short, Surge also offers a considered portrait of vulnerability.

Please note: This film contains flashing images that may affect those with photosensitive epilepsy. Due to the filming methods used (shaky camera work), customers may experience some motion sickness when viewing the film


125 minutes


Country of origin:
Great Britain

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