New Zealand International Film Festival

6 Days

4 AUG 2017 — Aotearoa, Action

About.

Company

New Zealand International Film Festival

Venue

ASB Waterfront Theatre

Duration

95 minutes

Restrictions

RP13 violence & offensive language

New Zealand/UK 2017

Following the visceral The Dead Lands, the latest from Kiwi filmmaker Toa Fraser rounds out his status as a serious action filmmaker. 6 Days tells the gripping true story of what happened when six terrorists invaded the Iranian embassy in London in 1980. With 26 people taken hostage, police, politicians and military wrestled for six nail-biting days over the best way to neutralise the threat. Policeman Max Vernon (a soulful Mark Strong) tries to reason with the gunmen through negotiation and trust, while Rusty Firmin (Jamie Bell) and a crack team of SAS operatives prepare to handle the situation by more aggressive means.

As pressure to resolve the issue mounts, the film climaxes in one of the most audacious special forces raids in history. Amidst the action is BBC reporter Kate Adie (Abbie Cornish), the British journalist whose arresting live coverage of the event broke new ground for TV news reporting.

The film somehow succeeds as both a masterclass in tension and a timely examination of the moral fallout that comes with violence. — JF

 

Credits.

Toa Fraser

Director

Matthew Metcalfe

Producer

Glenn Standring

Screenplay

Aaron Morton

Photography

Dan Kircher

Editor

Lachlan Anderson

Music

With.

Jamie Bell

Abbie Cornish

Mark Strong

Martin Shaw

Emun Elliot

Ben Turner

Aymen Hamdouchi

Tim Pigott-Smith

Robert Portal

Colin Garlick

Andrew Grainger

Martin Hancock

Tickets.

Price Range - Booking fees may apply $11.30 - $17.30