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SAY YOUR PRAYERS

GENRE

Black Comedy

DIRECTOR

Harry Michell

STATUS

Completed

DURATION

84 min

YEAR

2020
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Orphaned brothers and Christian radicals, Tim and Vic, arrive in Ilkley with the relatively straightforward task of assassinating infamous secularist Professor John Huxley. However, after a classic case of mistaken identity, they find themselves having murdered the wrong man. Now stuck in the town during Ilkley's busiest weekend, they wait for the arrival of a foreboding mentor to give them instruction. The mission must still be completed - that's providing Vic’s rage, Tim’s doubts or the efforts of foul-mouthed Detective Inspector Brough don't get in the way first.

DIRECTOR

Harry Michell

WRITERS

Jamie Fraser

Harry Michell

CAST

Harry Melling

Tom Brooke

Derek Jacobi

Anna Maxwell Martin

Roger Allam

SALES

Independent Film Company

PRODUCERS / EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Helen Simmons

Julien Loeffler

Fabrice Smadja

Andrew Orr

Kevin Loader

PRODUCTION COMPANIES

Guinea Pig Production

Featuristic Films

Screen Yorkshire

Umedia

DISTRIBUTION

Gravitas Ventures (US)

Central City Media / Sky Cinema (UK)

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REVIEWS

★★★★★ "Melling is delightful; shy, quiet, thoughtful and with simplistic needs, whilst Brooke is the polar opposite; loud, brash, brave and daring” - OC Movie Reviews

★★★ "Smart pacing, sharp editing and classy cameos elevate this Yorkshire-set tale above many recent crime capers" - The Guardian

★★★ "Melling is captivating as a childlike innocent” - Flickfeast

★★★ "There’s plenty of wit, quirk and twists" - Caution Spoilers

★★★ "Tim’s state of mind is echoed and intensified by an incongruously placed male voice choir, which adds a pleasingly surreal touch" - One Room With A View

★★★  "Melling finds some surprising sides to Tim that make him sympathetic, with complex reactions to what's happening" - Shadows on the Wall

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