Picture Deathwatch


Original title: Deathwatch
Director: M.J. Bassett
Cast: Jamie Bell, Rúaidhrí Conroy, Mike Downey, Laurence Fox
Country: United Kingdom, Germany
Year of production: 2002
Length (min): 94
Language: English, French, German
Subtitles: Czech
Sales: Park Circus
Section: Profile: Mike Downey
Sponsors: Velvyslanectví Spolkové Republiky Německo, Goethe-Institut Tschechien

Jamie Bell, Hugo Speer, Laurence Fox, Andy Serkis and Matther Rhys are British soldiers stranded deep in the enemy territory during World War I. They are hoping for a rescue while hiding in trenches and tunnels surrounded by nothing but mud, blood and fog. However, no one is coming to save them and in their deserted and hopeless location, they must battle an invisible evil that may be even more horrifying than German soldiers. This wartime horror thriller was shot in Benešov near Prague, Czech Republic.

M.J. Bassett

The British transgender filmmaker made her directorial debut with Deathwatch, for which she also wrote the screenplay and which was screened at several genre festivals. Her subsequent films Wilderness (2006) and Return to Silent Hill (2012) also straddle the line between thriller and horror. She also contributed several episodes of the Ash vs Evil Dead (2016), Strike Back (2017) and Iron Fist (2018) television series.

With support

Velvyslanectví Spolkové Republiky Německo
Goethe-Institut Tschechien

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