When you receive 9 nominations from the British Independent Film Awards for your debut feature, Rufus Norris‘ Broken is certainly a film we should take notice off especially at the early festival preview to go by. Tonight we have a new trailer for the UK indie which boasts a strong cast of Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy a film looks like it’ll deliver on the dramatics with hints of something very dark lurking under the serene face British suburbia.
Broken set in North London when young man Robert ‘Broken’ Buckley is at the wrong end of a brutal beating from neighbour Mr Oswald whose daughter makes a false accusation. As Robert struggles with what’s just happened to him next door neighbour Archie (Roth), a Lawyer whose 11year old daughter Skunk may have witnessed Robert her neighbour get the beating.
Broken looks an intense little character drama instead of the usual generic gritty London style drama we do seem to see unfortunately more off. Eloise Laurence who plays Skunk, as well as the film’s narrator delivers a really good debut performance and in the trailer it does suggest her own home things might not be as hunky dory as they seem. Not saying this trailer is fantastic nor poor but what it is, it’s effective hinting on some dark truths maybe lurking under the carpet but never revealing to much to spoil things.
Broken is set for a Spring 2013 UK Release and also stars Rory Kinnear, Robert Emms.