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Offensive


Chrome Star Pictures Ltd presents OFFENSIVE, a Jon Ford thriller movie, produced by Jon Ford and Anne Davaud

 

A retired couple, Bernard and Helen Martin, inherit a remote house in rural France, the very same village Bernard’s war hero father liberated during the Second World War, over 70 years earlier.

This peaceful couple quickly become the target of a crual gang of street kids, who terrorise the village.
An e-generation permanently plugged into their devices, devoid of empathy, a new breed of technological psychopath…
Pushed beyond breaking point, can Bernard live up to his father’s legend, as the situation explodes into a brutal war of generations ?
"They were forced beyond breaking point; they have no regrets, does that make them bad people?
The first part of this film will enrage you ! The second part will sate you !". Bruno Chatelin - Filmfestivals.com

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OFFENSIVE

Film
Film
Language: 
English
Other languages or subtitles: 
English
Production country: 
United Kingdom
Running time (In minutes): 
103
Theme: 
Thriller
Category/Format: 
Fiction Features
Student film: 
No
Poster: 
Production year: 
January, 2016
Film Credits
About the Director: 

With a career as Director of Photography spanning over 20 years, including over 200 television commercials and 7 feature films, Jon Ford has written, produced and directed his own feature films, including the worldwide hit THE DEAD shot on location in Africa and THE DEAD 2 INDIA. He now returns as Writer, Producer and Director of OFFENSIVE, shot on location in France.

With OFFENSIVE, he takes us on a journey of rage, vengeance and morality, exploring the dark side of human nature and the repercussions of modern technology.

Film director: 
Jon Ford
Producer: 
Anne Davaud
About the Producer: 
<div> Anne has been involved in the production of 3 feature films and numerous television commercials around the world. Starting out as on set translator, working her way up to line producer, assistant producer and co-producer.</div> <div> She has worked behind the scenes and on the front line in varied locations from Africa to India with the Ford Brothers.</div> <div> She is currently co-producing Offensive, the latest feature film written and directed by Jon Ford.</div>
Screenplay: 
Jon Ford
Editing: 
Travellian Skipaldi
Sound: 
Rob Davidsson
Music: 
Imran Ahmad
Costume: 
Harveys of Hove
Decor: 
Jerome De Fraine
Cast 1: 
Russell Floyd
Cast 2: 
Lisa Eichhorn
Cast 3: 
Fred Adenis
Cast 4: 
Timothy Morand
Cast 5: 
Angela Dixon
Film synopsis: 
<h2> A retired couple, Bernard and Helen Martin, inherit a remote house in rural France, the very same village Bernard&rsquo;s war hero father liberated during the Second World War, over 70 years earlier.</h2> <h2> This peaceful couple quickly become the target of a crual gang of street kids, who terrorise the village.</h2> <h2> An e-generation permanently plugged into their devices, devoid of empathy, a new breed of technological psychopath&hellip;</h2> <h2> Pushed beyond breaking point, can Bernard live up to his father&rsquo;s legend, as the situation explodes into a brutal war of generations&nbsp;?</h2>
Budget
Budget Range: 
Between $100 000 and $1 Million
Technical infos
Technical infos
Original Film Format: 
Digital - other
Format Ratio: 
16:9
Number of reels: 
5
Festival Selection, Awards...
Festival selection, awards or citation already received and other comments... :
Film reviews: 
<p><em>Offensive</em> pits the older generation against the young. Retired perpetual renters Bernard (<strong>Russell Floyd</strong>) and Helen (<strong>Lisa Eichhorn</strong>) inherit a picturesque dwelling in France from one of Bernard&rsquo;s father&rsquo;s friends. Unfortunately, although the house and location are beautiful, the neighbours leave something to be desired. As the couple move in they find themselves the targets of the local gang of youths and, as the torment steps up, Bernard and Helen realise they have to take a stand if they are going to survive.</p> <p>The first third of the film is exceptionally gruelling for the audience. We are given a no-holds-barred look at the gang of teenagers and they are definitely not good people. They pass the time heaving bricks off of bridges into traffic, trashing old folks shopping bags, and sticking inappropriate signs onto the backs of the local villagers. These acts are truly hard to watch, mainly because you know that there really are people this vile in reality. Even more infuriating, the group are untouchable as the local law enforcers chalk their behaviour up to merely a case of misspent youth.</p> <p>On paper this sounds like an&nbsp;<em>Eden Lake</em> /&nbsp;<em>Funny Games</em> style tale. You know the one, an innocent couple or family find themselves terrorised to death by a gang of anarchic teenagers. Thankfully&nbsp;<em>Offensive</em> deviates from expectations and turns the tables on the tormentors. By the time we&rsquo;ve seen this group destroy everything and everyone around them with no thought or concerns to their actions, we are truly on the side of Bernard and Helen. Director&nbsp;<strong>Jonathan Ford</strong> expertly crafts the tension levels, slowly inflicting more and more damage and torture onto Bernard and Helen. It eventually gets to the point that it&rsquo;s such&nbsp;a welcome relief when the levy finally breaks and Bernard fights back.&nbsp;The fight back is bloody, violent and brutal &ndash; who knew a garden spade could be so deadly &ndash; and it is as cathartic for the audience as it is for Bernard.</p> <p>In addition to the main story, there&rsquo;s also an intriguing war time set story. The man whom Bernard inherited the house from fought alongside Bernard&rsquo;s father during World War II.&nbsp;The pair uncover a journal which tells the tale of Bernard&rsquo;s father going on a bloody rampage to free the village from Nazi occupation. Parallels can obviously be drawn between the events of the past and what unfurls in the present, but more than that, it offers its own intriguing and interesting tale. Given a little work and attention it could make for it&rsquo;s own movie.</p> <p>A bloody brutal spin on the home invasion story,&nbsp;<em>Offensive</em> will make your blood boil.</p>
Publicity Infos
Publicity contact: 
Anne Davaud
Publicity contact email: 
Trailer availble: 
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