Monday, 24 August 2009

Preview: Straw Man

Another intriguing film that I'm waiting for, still not released. The movie stars Leslie Simpson (Dog Soldiers, The Descent, Doomsday) and Axelle Carolyn (Doomsday, the upcoming 4th Reich)


Straw Man is the harrowing tale of one man, a lone soul in an empty world. To combat the loneliness of isolation he surrounds himself with people made out of straw, hand-crafted and moulded from faded memories of friends and family. They offer little in the way of company yet they hold insanity at bay. This Lone Man is a contradiction, his rambling thoughts battling against his need for structure and routine. In his quest for normality he spends each day teaching pupils, reading to them from the classics as they stare back at him with blank, featureless faces. But when the line between reality and fantasy is blurred by madness his ordered life is sent into a downward spiral.

Why do the straw people stare at him with blind judgement?
What are the children trying to tell him?
Who is the beautiful woman... ...and does she offer salvation?

The official site has the trailer and will hopefully follow with more detail. There was a myspace page but that seems to have been deleted. Watch this space for more news as it comes in.

*Please note that the image above is not official.

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