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The Ones Below - Preview

The Ones Below

Preview by Jack Foley

ICON Film Distribution is delighted to announce the Home Entertainment release of the gripping psychological thriller The Ones Below on July 4, 2016.

The critically acclaimed debut feature film from writer-director David Farr (The Night Manager), The Ones Below is a stylish London-set thriller, with echoes of the Hitchcockian suspense of Rear Window and the psycho-drama of Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby, in which the lives of two couples become fatally intertwined.

With stand-out performances from a commanding quartet of actors – Clémence Poesy (Birdsong, The Tunnel), David Morrissey (The Walking Dead, Red Riding), Stephen Campbell Moore (History Boys, Ashes to Ashes) and Laura Birn (Purge) – The Ones Below presents a compelling portrayal of the anxieties of parenthood and big city living where nobody really knows their neighbours.

Kate (Poesy) and Justin (Campbell Moore) live in the upstairs flat of a London house. Thirty-something, successful and affluent, they are expecting their first baby.

All appears well on the surface though Kate harbours deep-rooted fears about her fitness to be a mother and her ability to love her child. One day, another couple, Jon (Morrissey) and Theresa (Birn), move in to the empty apartment below. They are also expecting a baby and, in stark contrast to Kate, Theresa is full of joy at the prospect of imminent motherhood.

Pregnancy brings the women together in a blossoming friendship as Kate becomes entranced by Theresa’s unquestioning celebration of her family-to-be.

Everything changes one night at a dinner party in Kate and Justin’s flat. Kate begins to sense that all is not as it seems with the couple below. Then a tragic accident throws the couples into a nightmare and a reign of psychological terror begins.

Playwright, screenwriter and theatre director David Farr makes an impressive directorial debut with The Ones Below. Previously his writing credits include the highly successful adaptation of The Night Manager, starring Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Coleman and Hugh Laurie for the BBC.

Working in theatre for 20 years, as Artistic Director of The Gate Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, The Lyric Hammersmith and then as Associate Director of The Royal Shakespeare Company, David’s plays have been performed all over the world in over 25 countries.

The father of two daughters, David’s idea for The Ones Below came from his anxieties of parenthood in the big city.

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