The Last Exit

The Last Exit

United Kingdom | 2023 | 93 min. | Matthias Hoene

From director Matthias Hoene (SIFF 2013’s Cockneys vs Zombies) comes this bone-chilling thriller, featuring a ferocious central performance from Joely Richardson, about two criminals who take a Scottish Highland family hostage only to discover the terrible secrets just under their noses.

Director Matthias Hoene and Actor/Writer Neil Linpow scheduled to attend 5/13 screening. Director Matthias Hoene scheduled to attend 5/16 screening.

Mama (Joely Richardson) and her teenage daughter Maisy live on a secluded farmstead, caring for Pa, paralyzed in a traumatic accident that also killed her son. While they share a close-knit relationship, each family member conceals secrets from the others. Then, one dark and stormy night, a frantic knocking booms from their front door: on the other side, Matty begs for help, his brother Jack having been injured in a horrific car wreck en route to the local ferry dock. Despite her suspicions, Mama relents to her daughter's pleas and allows them inside to give medical aid. But these visitors have secrets of their own, among them a stash of ill-gotten loot, a dead accomplice, and a brutal crime lord in close pursuit. Desperate to get their money and flee the country, the brothers take the family hostage, unaware in doing so they have disturbed a raging fount of furious vengeance. Director Matthias Hoene (Cockneys vs Zombies) returns to SIFF with this grisly gothic thriller that plays out like a modern-day Grimm's fairy tale, in which family bonds, dark secrets, and shifting loyalties twist, then rupture, culminating in a shocking denouement.

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  • Director: Matthias Hoene
  • Principal Cast: Joely Richardson, Neil Linpow, Sadie Soverall, Harry Cadby, Roger Ajogbe
  • Premiere Status: North American
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Year: 2023
  • Running Time: 93 min.
  • Producer: Mark Lane, Leonora Darby
  • Screenplay: Neil Linpow
  • Cinematographers: Job Reineke
  • Editors: Niles Howard
  • Music: Christopher Carmichael
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Enter the Warriors Gate (2016), Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)
  • Language: English
  • International Sales: SC Films International

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