Set on the idyllic shores of the Cayman Islands HAVEN charts the transformation of a sleepy fishing village into a haven for tourists unscrupulous businessmen and tax dodgers. This makeover has resulted in a worrying rise in drug trafficking robberies and shootings on the previously serene island. When a soft-spoken young fisherman named Shy (Orlando Bloom) falls in love with a ministers daughter her disapproving brother--furious over their interracial relationship--attacks Shy leaving him physically and emotionally scarred. In a separately unfolding sub-plot businessman Carl Ridley (Bill Paxton) has arrived on the island with his daughter Pippa (Agnes Bruckner) and a healthy amount of ill-gotten gains. As the Feds close in on him he seeks help from his advisor Mr Allen (Stephen Dillane) who has some major problems of his own. Meanwhile Pippa upset at being taken away from her home and friends is courted by Fritz (Victor Rasuk) a fast-talking player who has made enemies of both the island police and a local kingpin. First-time writer-director Frank E Flowers himself a native Caymanian has crafted a compelling tale of love and greed racial tension and cultural change told through multiple story lines that come surging together in unexpected ways a la TRAFFIC and CRASH. The diverse cast also includes Bobby Cannavale Jake Webber Caroline Goodall Joy Bryant and Rachel Miner.
Making of Haven featurette, Trailer, TV spots
Release Date: 23 July 2007
Certificate: tba - To Be Announced
Main Language: English