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I have often heard it said that it’s a bad sign if your first knowledge of a movie is seeing the poster on the side of a bus or on a bus shelter. Despite this I actually have high hopes for A Lonely Place to Die, a movie I had never heard of until I saw the poster on a bus shelter today. I quickly looked it up on IMDB and found this synopsis:

A group of five mountaineers are hiking and climbing in the Scottish Highlands when they discover a young Serbian girl buried in a small chamber in the wilderness. They become caught up in a terrifying game of cat and mouse with the kidnappers as they try to get the girl to safety.

Filmed in the Scottish highlands including Ben Nevis and Glen Coe (places I have visited many time). The star and “poster girl” for the movie is Australia actress Melissa George. Having made her name on television Gorge had several small parts in prominent films (Dark City, The Limey, Mulholland Drive) before carving a niche in horror/thrillers such as: The Amityville Horror, Paradise Lost, w Delta z, 30 Days of Night and Triangle. Interestingly (according to wikipedia so it must be true!) George’s character, Alison was originally intended for Franka Potente who is one of my favourite actresses. I am actually more excited by the prospect of a new Melissa George movie following her great performance in Triangle.

Having already appeared at film festivals across Europe and North America it is set for release here is the UK on 7 September and in the USA on 11 November.

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