Writer-director Jamie Thravess feature-film debut follows the day-to-day life of Frank (Aidan Gillen of QUEER AS FOLK) a single London artist in his late twenties who works as a prop maker along with his quirky friends Mike (Dean Lennox Kelly) and John (Tobias Menzies). Aware that he needs to jump-start his easygoing life Frank considers moving out of the flat he shares with his depressed roommate Terry (Rupert Proctor). While looking for a new place he meets Ruby (Kate Ashfield) a spritely young real estate agent. As Franks relationship with Ruby develops his life work and friendships all begin to change. Focusing more on atmosphere than plot Thravess excellent first feature is almost documentary-like in its realism but still allows for strikingly artistic flourishes evoking the work of filmmakers such as John Cassavetes Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard. Intentionally ambiguous at times the film remarkably captures the confusion of postgraduate life. Perfectly cast and well acted THE LOW DOWN is carried by Gillens quietly engaging performance. Songs by PJ Harvey and the Human League accompany the subtle cinematic score by Nick Currie (aka Momus) and Fred Thomas.
Release Date: 24 September 2007
Certificate: 18 - Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18, by placing an order for this product you are declaring that you are 18 years or over.
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 96 minutes
Production Year: 2000
Main Language: English