After making it’s world premiere at the 2017 Edinburgh Film Festival, Retaliation is close to it’s general release. Saban Films released the film’s U.S Trailer, as revenge is on Orlando Bloom‘s mind.
Originally called Romans, the film follows Malky a demolition worker whose world is turned upside down. During a night out with friends he comes face to face with the man who abused him when he was a child. As the trauma of the past destroys him, Malky plans to seek revenge and make the man responsible repent his ‘sins’.
Ludwig Shammasian, Paul Shammasian film focuses on the mistrust and effects of child abuse especially from the Church. It doesn’t necessarily focus on one exact religion, sadly every day we read also watch the news and we here more stories.
We caught the British indie at the 2017 Edinburgh Film Festival with writer Andrew McArthur saying “The beating heart of Romans is a sublime leading performance from Orlando Bloom. This is a performance that respectfully captures the subtle pain, shame and hurt that plagues victim. Bloom is at his most raw and transformative.”
Related – EIFF 2017 REVIEW:ROMANS (2017)
Orlando Bloom stars as Malky, a demolition worker whose life receives a seismic shock when, out drinking with friends at a local pub, he sees a disturbing figure from his past: the man he holds responsible for a traumatic childhood incident. Fueled by anger, Malky sets out on a path of vengeance—and discovers that no one can escape the consequences of their sins in this taut thriller.
The film co-stars Janet Montgomery, Charlie Creed-Miles, Anne Reid, and Alex Ferns.
There’s no word if the U.S release date for Retaliation will be for the UK and Ireland too. That date is 24th July and will be released as Digital HD.