British thriller The Man Inside gains trailer
The trailer for the British thriller The Man Inside caught my eye for three reasons - Peter Mullan, David Harewood and Michelle Ryan, three very strong British actors who all deserve more worldwide exposure, although Harewood is doing well just now with his role in the television series Homeland.
However watching the trailer I was starting to become intrigued with the film itself, a thriller that follows a young boxer who is trying to distance himself from the past of his father who was a well known and feared gangster.
The film also looks at this young man's relationship with his trainer as he turns to boxing as a sport and perhaps also as a way of working through some of those past issues. However that's not all the film is about. Here's the full plot for The Man Inside:
Clayton Murdoch (Ashley Thomas) carries a terrible darkness inside him. As a boy he was exposed, by his father (David Harewood), to murder and gang culture, With his father now in prison, Clayton struggles to overcome what he was groomed to become, in a city where every day there is a constant threat of violence and death. Clayton channels his aggression into boxing. Controlled, powerful, contained. However, when the violence starts to destroy his own family, Clayton loses control, and the darkness within him is unleashed. And now, to get the revenge against those who have taken his loved ones, he must ask the one man he fears the most for help, his father. With everything around him falling apart and the full shocking fury in him let loose, Clayton must look death in the face and find out who is the man inside.
While there was going to be a positive message in there about how boxing can help channel the aggression, anger and violence found in certain groups of younger people it looks like the story is going to see its main character lose that battle and turn to the lifestyle he's trying to avoid. It also suggests that there's going to be a bit of a battle for his heart between the trainer and his father, one which might not be so black and white as it seems.
I may just be being overly hopeful, but there's a good plot laid out there and plenty of potential and the trailer for The Man Inside helps to build that. Here is the trailer through TrailerAddict.