Retreat

Synopsis: In a last-ditch attempt to save their failing marriage after the stillbirth of their first child, Kate, a journalist, and Martin, an architect, escape London for a retreat to the beautiful, yet remote and unpopulated Blackholme Island, which is off the west coast of Scotland. Fairweather Cottage is a place where they once shared a romantic holiday and the island holds fond memories of happier times. Kate and Martin arrive by boat, it's autumn and the rocky barren moors are blown by freezing winds and the before they've even settled in, the generator and CB radio communication start to fail. Their relationship is already fragile and anxieties are pushed higher when they lose all contact with the mainland and after a heavy storm, an injured man is washed up on the shore. Dressed in military fatigues and carrying a gun, the mysterious stranger regains consciousness and identifies himself as a British soldier called Private Jack Corman and he soon reveals that he carries a deadly message -
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Carl Tibbetts
Production: Samuel Goldwyn Films
 
IMDB:
5.8
Rotten Tomatoes:
73%
R
Year:
2011
90 min
Website
8 Views

Now listen. Tell Simon that

Tommy has the plans and the model.

I'll be back in about ten days,

and I can take over then.

Well, it's all come at a bad time, really.

Dan? Hello?

It always happens in the same place.

Quite convenient, actually.

You're having a few days

away from the wee ones, are you?

Er, just a bit of peace and quiet, really.

You're going to the right place

for that, boy.

There you go.

Now, the CB

goes straight through to me.

If you need help, just call.

I'll be over on Saturday

unless I hear from you. OK?

- Thank you, Doug.

- Thanks, Doug.

Be good!

Kate! I was thinking we'd go for a walk.

Maybe after breakfast?

- Kate?

- Uh-huh?

I was thinking we could do that walk.

You know the one? Around the coast?

- Let's just see how I go with this, OK?

OK. Yeah.

Oh...

You OK?

Ready?

- Aw, no, they're babies!

- What are you talking about?

We'll grill these two feckers on toast

with a bit of lemon, and mwah!

- Come on, bring them in.

- Ah... le poisson!

Wow.

Look at that.

Mm.

- 2002, huh?

- Mm-hm.

All right. I'll get rid of these.

Shit!

Oh, great.

- How was it?

- It was a cold bath.

Doug'll be here in the morning.

He'll sort it out.

Good.

I don't recall it giving us any trouble

last time.

It's a while since

you've been here, though.

Now, she's full of character,

I'll give you that.

She's never down for long.

No, I tried that, mate. It didn't work.

- There we are.

You've got to keep it down

for a count of three.

- Ah.

- Keep it down hard, mind.

To kick-start her again, read these

and that'll do the trick. Good man.

Right.

Oh! I almost forgot.

- There's a present from Mrs. Doug.

- Ah!

Now, she baked them specially,

so watch your teeth.

That's very kind.

Tell her thanks very much from us.

Not much for her to do up this part

of the world. It's that, or talk to me.

- And I tell you, I'm never short of cake.

- How are you getting on here, you two?

- Good.

Not gone mad yet?

No, we love this island.

We've had some good times here.

You've found them again, have you?

- Right, I'll see you later, Martin.

- Great. Thanks a million, Doug. Bye.

Kate?

- Kate, I was calling you.

- Hang on a second!

Just give me a minute, OK?

Well... the dinner's on the table.

Martin!

- Martin!

- Yeah! I'm down here.

- What's going on?

- Oh, it's gone again.

That's a good look.

Oh. Yeah. Thanks.

I was just running a bath,

and it just went.

- Any luck.

- No.

I've held it down for three.

That doesn't seem to be working.

So it says, "Use a ratchet screwdriver.

"Make sure the isolating switch

on the front of the generator is off.

We have an "intermittent malfunction

of the cut-out".

Yeah, definitely got that.

Yeah.

What the f*ck is a ratchet screwdriver?

Shit!

- Doug, Martin's been injured.

The generator

practically blew up on him. Over.

It's a hairy old thing, but I didn't know

it had gone that bad. Over.

Doug, it's... Don't worry.

Aye, well, I'll bring my doctor

over anyway.

It'll be tomorrow now. Don't touch

the generator until we get there. Over.

All right.

Thanks, Doug. See you. Over and out.

Over and out.

There's absolutely nothing.

I guess I'll try and call him

on the CB again.

Yeah. It's just impossible

to cook on a fire.

Er... are you OK with bread and cheese?

It's fine, Kate. I'll sort it out.

What are you doing?

I was getting some wood

and I found this thing.

We've waited all day

and Doug hasn't turned up.

It's getting dark.

We've got to sort this out.

Doug, this is

the Fairweather Cottage. Over.

Come on.

This is the Fairweather Cottage. Over.

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