Synopsis: Frank (Ray Winstone) is confined to a residential home, stricken with Alzheimer's - past, present ad future steadily disintegrating. Then one day, James (Jim Sturgess) appears, wanting to re-connect with a father who know longer knows him. James springs Frank from the home and the pair go on the run. As their haphazard journey unfolds - funny, violent and tragic by turns - the present merges with imperfect memories of the past and fact with fiction and we begin to realize that nothing is quite what it seems. ASHES itself defies neat categorization; part road movie, part psychological thriller; part contemporary film noir, but all beautifully shot and with a grimly satisfying twist.
100 min

They just won't.

Don't be like that. I did.

Because I can't!

I'll see what I can do, all right?

Yeah, I will figure something.

We'll give you a cup of tea.

Don't be afraid.

I don't want tea!

I'm not a criminal!

I know. It's all right.

Let's go back inside.

He's been much better

since lunch.

Hello, darling. It's me, Susie.

- Yes?

- There's someone here to see you.

It's your son, Jamie.

Hi, Dad.

Now, are you going to say

sorry to James, Frank?

- You really hurt him.

- It's just a scratch.

All right, dad..

- All right.

- I could never hurt you, Jamie.

- This place isn't safe.

- Of course it is.

- They're killing me.

- Don't be a daft, dad.

Don't be daft.

Let go, Dad, come on.

Let go.

- They're killing me.

- It's all right..

- You want some tea?

- I'm no dumb.

No, no.

I'm no fucking dumb.

- Let's get a cup of tea.

- I'm watching you.

All right.

- Time for his medication.

- Don't want them.

Frank, hold on one moment.

You okay?

Frank, wait, wait.

Just hold on a moment.

Make sure he takes them all.

- He's no good without them.

- All right.

Yeah, push it.

Go on. Here you go.

Come on.

That's all right. Come on.

There you go.

Come on, Frank, good man.

No, no! What are you doing?

You can't do that!

Not in the sink.

Not in the sink.

- Come on, dad.

- I'm not ill.

- They'll make you feel better.

- No.

All right, fine.


I'll tell you what I got.

It's good.

Do you want some?

I'll tell you what:

I'll do you a deal.

You take one of these...

and you can wash it down

with some of that.

Open your mouth.

That's it!

That's it.


All right, Dad.

All right, that's enough.

That's enough.

Bosh. Down the hatch.

All right.

What's this mean?

Dad, can you remember?

- All coppers are bastards.

- All bastards, exactly.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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