Down Terrace

Starring Julia Deakin, Sara Dee and Robert Hill - Available on DVD and Blu-ray™

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Press

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"BRACING, UNIQUE, DARKLY FUNNY AND VIBRANTLY ALIVE."

-Kevin Thomas, LA Times

"Highly entertaining."

-The Guardian

"EXCITING. Imagine Mike Leigh directing a deadpan comedy embedded within a British version of The Sopranos."

-Karina Longworth, Spout

"A ZINGY, CAUSTIC FIRST FEATURE."

-Melissa Anderson, Village Voice

"**** STUNNING. Director Whitley has mastered playing disparate styles off of each other. Down Terrace’s real ancestry is Greek Tragedy. A GEM."

-David Fear, Time Out New York

"JUST CALL BEN WHEATLY’S DEBUT WONDEFUL."

-Time Out New York

"AN AUSPICIOUS, PROFANELY FUNNY DEBUT."

-Lou Lumenick, NY Post

"SURREAL AND ALARMINGLY FUNNY."

-Dennis Dermody, Paper

"DARKLY AMUSING. It feels so realistic that it makes The Sopranos look like grand opera."

-Karen Durbin, Elle

"A Dark, Surprisingly Twisty Crime Fable."

-New York

"AN AUSPICIOUS DIRECTORIAL DEBUT BY BEN WHEATLY. What elevates this film to a remarkable echelon is its pitch-black humor. THIS EXCELLENT FILM NEVER FAILS TO SHINE THROUGH WITH SHARPLY DETAILED EXPOSITORY FOCUS."

-John Everhart, Under the Radar

"A chilling pitch-black comedy with a fresh and subtle sensibility that shines through even in the film’s darkest moments."

-Chris Kompanek, Flavorwire

"My favorite movie of the New Directors/New Films festival. Sublimely understated."

-Steve Dollar, Paste

About The Film

Father and son Bill and Karl, have just been released from jail, but all is not well in Down Terrace. Patriarchs of a small crime family, their business is plagued with infighting. Karl is sick of his old man's philosophizing and preaching, and Bill thinks Karl's dedication to the family is compromised by an estranged girlfriend. To make matters worse, there’s an unidentified informant in their midst that could send them all to prison for a very long time.

Cast & Crew

Director:
Ben Wheatley

Cast:
Julia Deakin
Sara Dee
Robert Hill
Robin Hill

Producer:
Andy Starke

Writers:
Robin Hill
Ben Wheatley

R - For violence, pervasive language and some drug use.

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