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Set in the near-future UK, Saoirse Ronan plays Daisy, an American teenager sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside. Initially withdrawn and alienated, she begins to warm up to her charming surroundings, and strikes up a romance with the handsome Edmund (George MacKay). But on the fringes of their idyllic summer days are tense news reports of an escalating conflict in Europe. As the UK falls into a violent, chaotic military state, Daisy finds herself hiding and fighting to survive.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Directed by Kevin Macdonald

Produced by Charles Steel
Alasdair Flind

Produced by Andrew Ruhemann
John Battsek

Screenplay by Jeremy Brock
Penelope Skinner
Tony Grisoni

Executive Producers
Tessa Ross
Robert Walak
Piers Wenger
Nigel Williams

Associate Producers
Jeremy Brock
Nicole Stott

Line Producer Rosa Romero

Director of Photography Franz Lustig

Editor Jinx Godfrey

Music Supervisor Abi Leland

Original Music by Jon Hopkins

Based on the novel by Meg Rosoff




CAST

Daisy SAOIRSE RONAN
Isaac TOM HOLLAND
Eddie GEORGE MACKAY
Piper HARLEY BIRD
Joe DANNY MCEVOY
Aunt Penn ANNA CHANCELLOR
News Reporter JONATHAN RUGMAN
Consular Official COREY JOHNSON
Sergeant DARREN MORFITT
Mrs McEvoy STELLA GONET
Major McEvoy DES MCALEER

 

“3½ out of 4 stars. MAGICAL AND APOCALYPTIC, directed with pulsing verve. Ronan is riveting.” – Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

“BREATHTAKING. It’s much like the first teenage love it portrays: by turns high-spirited, visceral, tragic and absurd, hitting with the impact of a meteorite. With its intelligent energy and standout lead performance, it takes its place alongside this season’s strong gallery of survival-against-all-odds movies.” – Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

“The movie is grab-you-by-the-back-of-the-neck immediate; the bite-your-lip moments of suspense and tension mount to the extent that you may well draw blood.” – Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com

“RONAN IS A FORCE OF NATURE.” – Mark Jenkins, NPR

“Fascinating. The splendid Ronan skillfully handles Daisy’s arc, from self-involved and delicate to steely, and ferociously committed to this family she just met.” – Roger Moore, Dallas Morning News

“The actors and director Kevin Macdonald create moments that are charged with reckless passion.” Chris Hewitt, St. Paul Pioneer Press

“It generates a haunting ambiance and develops a cumulative power.” – Michael Sragow, Orange County Register

“Ronan is never less than completely compelling.” – Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post

“A SOPHISTICATED DELIGHT.” – Tasha Robinson, The Dissolve

“Owes more to Cormac McCarthy than to Stephenie Meyer.” – A.A. Dowd, The Onion AV Club

“GRIPPING” - Marc Mohan, The Oregonian

“Ronan is quite good.” – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

“STUNNING. A thrilling genre entry that stands firmly alongside its contemporaries in terms of quality.” – Charlie Schmidlin, The Playlist

“Saoirse Ronan is very good, and the direction by Kevin Macdonald ("The Last King of Scotland") is dreamily intense and often inspired.” – Ty Burr, Boston Globe

“Steadily captivating-- a story of young love that quickens into a harrowing survival thriller. Ronan gives flesh, ferocity and weight to the character’s many transformations, from passionate lover to Katniss Everdeen-style heroine.” – Justin Chang, Variety

“A tender charmer of a film.” – Mark Adams, Screen

 
Date for DVD release subject to change.