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United Kingdom | 2013 | 85 Minutes | Steven Knight

August 4, 2014

Director Steven Knight (writer of Eastern Promises and Dirty Pretty Things) tells a story of construction foreman Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy), who is fighting to maintain control of his life during one absolutely riveting car ride.

Ivan Locke has worked diligently to craft the life he has envisioned, dedicating himself to the job that he loves and the family he adores. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that explore of how one bad decision can lead to the complete collapse of a life.

Presented in real time and driven by an unforgettable performance by Tom Hardy, Locke is a thrillingly unique cinematic experience of a man fighting to salvage all that is important to him.

"The most unexpected, brilliant, captivating movie of the year so far." - David Thomson, The New Republic

"This ingeniously executed study in cinematic minimalism has depth, beauty and poise." - Leslie Felperin, Variety

"Spellbinding, seductive, heartbreaking, explosive and flat-out thrilling." - Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

  • Director: Steven Knight
  • Principal Cast: Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott
  • Country: United Kingdom, USA
  • Year: 2013
  • Running Time: 85 Minutes
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: A24