Manchester, the present. Michael divides his time
between the job centre and the pub. A chance meeting with Lee, an introduction
to her Uncle Ian, and a heavy night on the lash, lead to a job working the door
at Cloud 9, a seedy massage parlor. After witnessing the violent death of one
of the punters, however, Michael starts having increasingly blood-drenched
dreams. Are they flashbacks or fantasies? Little by little, he finds himself
being sucked into a dangerous twilight world that he doesn’t fully understand –
but which he finds irresistably attractive. Addictive, even.
Gritty and gruesome, director Simeon Halligan’s third
feature is a blood-soaked tale delving deep into of the underbelly of the city,
where animalistic violence and savagery rule.
Screening with BON APPETIT + COUPLES NIGHT