The Escape — Trailer


added: Thu, Apr 12th '18

Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace, The Girl with All the Gifts) plays an unhappy stay-at-home housewife and mother struggling with depression in the trailer for the British marital drama "The Escape."

Written and directed by BAFTA-award-winning TV director Dominic Savage (Nice Girl, The Secrets), the film centers on a marriage on the verge of coming apart, brought on by a deep bout of stress and overwhelming sadness.

Dominic Cooper, star of AMC's comic book-based series "Preacher," plays Arterton's husband, who is trying to be supportive while she battles through an unwelcome phase of unhappiness. Her emotional state ultimately triggers her to dream about hopping on a train to Paris and escaping forever -- or at least, for a couple of days of some much-needed alone time.

After premiering to strong reviews (particularly pointing out Arterton's blistering performance, which was semi-improvised and unscripted) at last year's Toronto International Film Festival, "The Escape" is hitting theaters and VOD on May 11th. Watch the trailer, above.

A woman sets out to reclaim her life in this stirring, emotionally rich look at what it means to start over. Tara (Gemma Arterton), a housewife in suburban London, is living a life that is no longer hers: it belongs to her overworked, self-absorbed husband (Dominic Cooper); her young son and daughter; and the numbing routine of housework and childcare. In desperate need of a change, Tara one day makes a bold decision. Armed with a one-way ticket to Paris, she leaves everything behind to rediscover herself in a new city -- but walking out on your life isn't so simple... Built around a remarkable central performance from Gemma Arterton, The Escape is a perceptive, deeply compassionate portrait of a woman on the rocky road to becoming herself.


directed by   Dominic Savage

starring   Gemma Arterton, Dominic Cooper

release date   May 11, 2018 (in theaters and on VOD)

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