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Shell (2012)

The story of Shell, a girl who lives with her father Pete in a remote gas station in the Scottish Highlands, in their struggle against the elements and the impossible love they feel during the last winter that she will be in that place.

Director:

Scott Graham

Writer:

Scott Graham
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Chloe Pirrie ... Shell
Michael Smiley ... Hugh
Joseph Mawle ... Pete
Iain De Caestecker ... Adam
Paul Thomas Hickey Paul Thomas Hickey ... Robert (as Paul Hickey)
Kate Dickie ... Claire
Morven Christie ... Young Mother
Milla Gibson Milla Gibson ... Daughter
Tam Dean Burn Tam Dean Burn ... Trucker
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Storyline

The story of Shell, a girl who lives with her father Pete in a remote gas station in the Scottish Highlands, in their struggle against the elements and the impossible love they feel during the last winter that she will be in that place. The Scottish Scott Graham in the feature film debut with an adaptation of his short Shell, winner of the London Short Film Festival. His next short film, Native Son, was released in the Critics' Week in Cannes in 2010. Written by Sddq.Shahid

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Genres:

Drama

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Trivia

Although set at a remote gas station, the title does not refer to the petrol company but to adolescent lead. See more »

Quotes

Robert: Shell? Like the petrol station?
Shell: Shell, like the unique and beautiful thing you find in the sea.
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Connections

Remake of Shell (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Walk of Life
Written by Mark Knopfler (as Knopfler)
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd
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Great, slow moving film, but worth
5 August 2014 | by soraya_razaSee all my reviews

I had not heard of this film before but watched it last night and found that although it was on late, I could not take my eyes off the screen. The film is slow moving, but the acting draws you in - it is not an action thriller,so don't expect much dialogue or excitement. The characters move around each other with ease and there is a pathos and understanding between the father and daughter where you root for them to find some happiness in their dreary, bleak lives, even if it is with each other. Taboo subject, touched on with delicacy and great acting. It is almost like a French film where the words are few, the acting looks easy as if they are not acting, but the result is mesmerising and very watchable for the audience. You do feel for the couple and for their circumstances, but looking around the countryside, you can see that it reflects their empty lives.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Шелл See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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