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Remora by David Schofield

A loan shark preys on the poor in a rundown seaside town. But then, his enforcer has a change of heart.

Set in the faded, disintegrating grandeur of an English seaside town, Leighton works for a petty loan shark as a low-level enforcer, keeping an eye on and shaking down the vulnerable and poor.

He’s tasked with minding a debtor named Cheryl one day. But his older brother Cass — a gentle soul with learning difficulties — also tags along for the day.

But as the day wears on, and the makeshift trio wend their way around town, Leighton is reminded of a more innocent time — and has to confront happier memories of his past with the man he’s become today.

“Remora” combines the trappings of a crime thriller with the acute psychological insight of a character portrait, showing a moment in a man’s life when his past collides with his future — and he must decide who he truly is.

Beyond the sharp, memorable performances and deft camerawork, the film leans on a vividly drawn milieu, capturing the peculiar beauty and sadness of once-bustling seaside English resort towns whose prosperity has faded — leaving those in poverty vulnerable to crime and corruption.

The result is a rich, engrossing drama that feels both highly specific to a time and place — but also universal in confronting the gulf between who we want to be, and who we truly are.





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