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Surge

+ Q&A with director Aneil Karia

Ben Whishaw stars as a man who launches into an adrenaline fuelled, reckless journey of self-liberation.

Image from Surge + Q&A with director Aneil Karia

UK 2020
Dir Aneil Karia
With Ben Whishaw, Ellie Haddington, Ian Gelder, Jasmine Jobson
105min
Digital
Certificate 15

Ben Whishaw stars as Joseph, an airport security guard who’s generally feeling quite crushed by his own dull, lonely existence. After a bizarre encounter at work he snaps, and heads on an adrenaline fuelled, reckless journey of self-liberation. This frenzied and (enjoyably) stressful thriller is a knockout feature debut for Aneil Karia, a director whose short films have already established him as one of the most interesting British filmmakers on the rise.