Black Pond
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A typical British family is labeled as murderers by the tabloid press after a dinner guest dies in their home, and a scheming psychotherapist leaks the story to opportunistic reporters. Tom Thompson (Chris Langham) was taking his dog for a walk when he happened across Blake, a man who appeared to have fallen on hard times. Sympathetic, the suburban father invited the stranger back to his home or a hot meal. During the course of the dinner, however, Blake suddenly dropped dead. Months later, a friend of the family relays the perplexing story to his therapist Dr Eric Sacks (Simon Amstell), who… More

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"The message of the film is that normal people can be abnormal at times. One wishes there were more abnormal British films such as this."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"You get your money's worth of surreal quirk but also pleasingly awkward comedy in this plucky Britflick, the dark tale of a family who bury a complete stranger."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"Langham's performance may not rehabilitate his career. Perhaps nothing could do that. But Black Pond is really good: haunting, melancholy and strange."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK]
"An assured debut with great performances and a wonderfully odd brand of British humour."
‑ Paul Weedon, Little White Lies
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