Locke

Character: Eddie Locke
Directed by: Steven Knight
Written by: Steven Knight
Produced by: Guy Heeley, Paul Webster
Release date: April 18, 2014 (UK)
Genre: Drama
Running time: 1h 25min

Ivan Locke, a dedicated family man and successful construction manager, receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that threaten his carefully cultivated existence.


COMPLETE FILM SYNOPSIS:

The day before he must supervise a large concrete pour in Birmingham, construction foreman Ivan Locke learns that Bethan, a colleague with whom he had a one-night stand seven months previously, has gone into premature labor. Despite his job responsibilities and although his wife and sons are eagerly awaiting his arrival home to watch an important football match, Locke decides to drive to London to be with Bethan during childbirth. Locke never forgave his father for abandoning him as a child, and he is determined not to make the same mistake.

Over the course of the two-hour drive from Birmingham to London, Locke holds a total of 36 phone calls with his boss and a colleague, Donal, to ensure the pour is successful, with his wife Katrina to confess his infidelity, his son, and with Bethan to reassure her during her labor. During these calls, he is fired from his job, kicked out of his house by his wife, and asked by his older son to return home. He coaches his assistant Donal through preparing the pour despite several major setbacks and has imaginary conversations with his father, whom he envisions as a passenger in the back seat of his car. When he is close to the hospital, Locke learned of the successful birth of his new baby.

 


TOM’S CHARACTER:

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AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS:

British Independent Film Award 2013

Won – Best Screenplay

Nominated – Best Technical Achievement

Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2015

Nominated – Best Overlooked Film

Chlotrudis Awards 2015

Nominated – Best Original Screenplay

Nominated – Best Editing

David di Donatello Awards 2015

Nominated – Best European Film

Empire Awards, UK 2015

Nominated – Best Thriller

European Film Awards 2014

Won – European Editor

Nominated – European Director

Nominated – European Screenwriter

Indiana Film Journalists Association, US 2014

Nominated – Best Picture

National Board of Review, USA 2014

Won – Top Ten Independent Films

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2014

Nominated – Best Original Screenplay

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US 2014

Nominated – Best Original Screenplay

Nominated – Best Artistic/Creative Film (for excellence in art-house cinema)

Sydney Film Festival 2014

Nominated – Best Film


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