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The Escapist

Directed and co-written by British filmmaker-screenwriter Rupert Wyatt, along with fellow UK screenwriter Daniel Hardy, this prison escape drama is perfectly executed and wonderfully compelling. Winner of a BAFTA Scotland Award, the film stars a hugely talented supporting British cast including Damian Lewis, Joseph Fiennes, Dominic Cooper and Ireland’s Liam Cunningham. Co-produced by UK company Picture Farm.





Fourteen years into a life sentence, prisoner Frank Perry (Brian Cox) plans an elaborate escape to help his drug-addicted daughter. With the help of other prisoners, Frank begins digging tunnels to the outside world as he tries to keep Rizza (Damian Lewis) - a feared prison gangster, and his brother, Tony (Steven Mackintosh) - at bay.