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The Escape

The suffocating sameness of domestic life is powerfully, almost brutally portrayed, in BAFTA-winner Dominic Savage’s caustic character study. Gemma Arterton is sheer brilliance as a young mother struggling with the urge to leave her life behind and in focusing our attention on the quieter moments of maternal ambivalence, creates something profoundly moving.

Directors

  • Dominic Savage

Writers

  • Dominic Savage

Cast

  • Gemma Arterton
  • Dominic Cooper
  • Frances Barber

Synopsis

Suburban housewife Tara (Gemma Arterton) is at the end of her tether, raising two young children largely alone, with little support from her self-absorbed husband (Dominic Cooper). But when she makes the impromptu decision to depart for Paris, she realises that starting over isn’t quite so simple.