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Retreat (2011)

In a last-ditch attempt to save their failing marriage after the stillbirth of their first child, Kate, a journalist, and Martin, an architect, escape London for a retreat to the beautiful, yet remote and unpopulated Blackholme Island, which is off the west coast of Scotland. Fairweather Cottage is a place where they once shared a romantic holiday and the island holds fond memories of happier times. Kate and Martin arrive by boat, it’s autumn and the rocky barren moors are blown by freezing winds and the before they’ve even settled in, the generator and CB radio communication start to fail. Their relationship is already fragile and anxieties are pushed higher when they lose all contact with the mainland and after a heavy storm, an injured man is washed up on the shore.

Dressed in military fatigues and carrying a gun, the mysterious stranger regains consciousness and identifies himself as a British soldier called Private Jack Corman and he soon reveals that he carries a deadly message – an airborne virus is sweeping Europe and all their lives are under threat unless they take drastic action. He insists that the only way to avoid the fatal disease is to seal themselves in the cottage.

Director: Carl Tibbetts
Writer: Carl Tibbetts & Janice Hallett
Cillian as: Martin
Additional Cast: Jamie Bell, Thandie Newton
Runtime: 90 mins
Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: Rated R for violence and for language throughout
UK Release: February 21, 2012 (DVD/Blu-ray)
US Release: February 21, 2012 (DVD/Blu-ray)
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Additional Info: Internet Movie Database

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Trivia and Fun Facts

– Cillian Murphy replaced Jason Isaacs for the role of Martin.

– Jamie Bell replaced David Tennant in the role of Jack.

Movie Quotes

Martin: “Just a bit of peace and quite really.”

Martin: “There is no disease!”