FRA / GB
Dir: Mark Peploe
Starring: David Thewlis and Clare Holman
A little boy, obsessed with blindness and violence, slowly gets trapped in his own delusions
This puzzling, and quite alarming drama, features an equally puzzling railway sequence that was filmed on the Nene Valley Railway. Ben Keyworth enters Wansford Tunnel where some coaching stock is stored including a BR Mk.1 in blue & grey. A train then enters the tunnel hauled by a Class 40 diesel, all of which is interspersed with scenes filmed at West Brompton station on the District Line! It is not clear where Ben ‘leaves’ the tunnel for as he climbs over a wall, a bridge with a colour light signal are behind him. This is definitely not the Nene Valley as in a similar scene at night later in the film, an NSE electric unit passes behind the wall.