Directed by: Mark Romanek
Countries & Regions: United Kingdom, United States
Length: 103 mins
Region: Region 2
Released: 27 June 2011
Cat No: 4893601000
Hard of Hearing Subtitles: English
Screen ratio 1:2.35
Dolby Digital 5.1
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Never Let Me Go
Cast: Charlotte Rampling , Keira Knightley , Sally Hawkins , Carey Mulligan , Andrew Garfield , Hannah Sharp , Isobel Meikle-Small , Charlie Rowe , Ella Purnell , Kate Bowes Renna , Christina Carrafiell
Writer Alex Garland adapts Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel for the big screen with this fantasy drama directed by Mark Romanek. Carey Mulligan,... Read More
With Never Let Me Go, an adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel from a script by The Beach’s Alex Garland, Mark Romanek has crafted a picture whose dark heart is designed to wrongfoot and perplex expectations at almost every step. It’s a wonderful looking film, with moments of stark beauty recalling Terence Malick’s The Thin Red Line combining with a sense of aching fragility.
It concerns three children, Cathy, Tommy and Ruth, who we watch grow to adulthood, with Cathy (Carey Mulligan) nursing an unrequited crush on Tommy (Andrew Garfield) while Ruth (Keira Knightley, outside her comfort zone and all the better for it) sees all and takes what she wants regardless. What complicates matters is that they were raised in a strange boarding school that has a mysterious agenda. To say more would ruin its unsettling story.
Remarkably, the film was damned with faint praise on its cinematic release. It deserves better. It’s something of a gem that warrants serious reappraisal.