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For Those in Peril (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama | 4 October 2013 (UK)
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Aaron, a young misfit living in a remote Scottish fishing community, is the lone survivor of a strange fishing accident that claimed the lives of five men including his older brother. ... See full summary »


Paul Wright


Paul Wright
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »



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Credited cast:
George MacKay ... Aaron
Kate Dickie ... Cathy
Nichola Burley ... Jane
Michael Smiley ... Frank
Brian McCardie ... Dr. Forbes
Jordan Young Jordan Young ... Michael
Lewis Howden Lewis Howden ... Davie
Conor McCarron Conor McCarron ... Billy
James Cunningham James Cunningham ... Aaron's Father
Sharon MacKenzie Sharon MacKenzie ... Iris
Gavin Park Gavin Park ... Harbour Man
Andrew Marley ... Andrew
Bridget O'Hare Bridget O'Hare ... Flower Lady
Stewart Anderson Stewart Anderson ... Punter
Noah Irvine Noah Irvine ... Young Michael


Aaron, a young misfit living in a remote Scottish fishing community, is the lone survivor of a strange fishing accident that claimed the lives of five men including his older brother. Spurred on by sea-going folklore and local superstition, the village blames Aaron for this tragedy, making him an outcast amongst his own people. Steadfastly refusing to believe that his brother has died, he sets out to recover him and the rest of men. Written by Protagonist Pictures

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4 October 2013 (UK) See more »

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Csak saját felelősségre See more »


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Spoiled by its ending
4 December 2013 | by euroGarySee all my reviews

Thanks to her role in 'Game of Thrones', the biggest name (okay, pretty much the *only* name) in 'For Those in Peril' is Kate Dickie. But she's not the lead: that responsibility falls to the husky young George MacKay. He plays Aaron, the sole survivor of a trawler tragedy which claimed the lives of five other men (one of whom was his brother). The small, close-knit fishing community regard him with suspicion: why did he survive when everyone else died? Only his mother (Dickie, adding to her extensive repertoire of Working-Class-Women-Who-Nobly-Suffer) and his brother's fiancée have kind words to say to him. Gradually, Aaron becomes more and more withdrawn and disturbed. If you think this is the kind of story that can only end in tears, you'll be right, sort of.

The film makes much use of home-video footage to show the close relationship of Aaron and his brother, and voice-over vox-pop interviews with the villagers to explain their feelings about his survival. I thought these were clever devices, as they added to the realism of the piece: and there is a very strong sense of realism about the film (even leading man MacKay's acne is not covered with make-up). But that makes the ending such a rude shock: what had seemed to be a portrayal of one man's mental breakdown under unbearable grief and guilt instead veers into fantasy and fairytale. That, I felt, spoiled things.

The acting? As I said above, Dickie has played this part several times before, and she does it as well as she ever does. MacKay could perhaps have been a bit less monotone and starey - but hats off to him for the many scenes where he had to swim in what must have been the freezing waters of the North Sea - he should get a medal!

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