18 certificateThe Cottage is a Film programme that first aired in 2008 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

The Cottage is a 3 star programme

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The Cottage (2008)

Directed by
Paul Andrew Williams

Small-fry crook David (Andy Serkis) has the bright idea of kidnapping a London crime lord's stepdaughter and holding her to ransom. Unfortunately, it's his last.

After putting his dimwit brother in charge of the cash and underestimating the brass neck of his gobby hostage (Jennifer Ellison), he's left boiling with rage in their remote forest hideout. Bad times. But at least no one knows where they are (wrong). And at least there's not a psychotic farmer loitering in the woods (wrong again).

Following hot on the heels of his freshman feature, London To Brighton, comes Paul Andrew Williams' sophomore production. Conceived before his multi award-winning thriller and yet only given the green light in the aftermath of its success, The Cottage is an offbeat mix of jokes and gore - like Severance, only better. For the first half of the film, Andy Serkis and Reece Shearsmith steal the show as bungling kidnappers in what appears to be a witty, if unoriginal, British crime caper. But Williams then takes an unpredictable left turn into the realm of horror and suddenly viewers are watching something totally different. A nifty comedy-horror from an up-and-coming writer/director.

Genre: Film

Running Time: 105 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2008

3/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Colour


Image for Andy SerkisAndy Serkis...David
Image for Reece ShearsmithReece Shearsmith...Peter
Jennifer Ellison...Tracey
Steven O'Donnell...Andrew
Simon Schatzberger...Steven
Logan Wong...Muk Li San
Dave Legeno...The Farmer
Katy Murphy...Farmer's Wife
Eden Watson...Daughter 2
Doug Bradley...Old Man
Jonathan Chan-Pensley...Chun Yo Fu
Eden Groome...Farmer's Daughter 2
Image for Georgia GroomeGeorgia Groome...Farmer's Daughter 1
Image for Johnny HarrisJohnny Harris...Smoking Joe