The Painter | Art of Darkness

United Kingdom 2012; Regie: Steve Laurence; Darsteller: Emily Baxter, Martin Laurence, Ryan Elliott, Adrian Annis, Lenn Blasse, Uma Dhir, Mark Hammett, David Wayman; 90 Min., eOV, uncut, DCP.

A young woman is held captive by an unhinged artist intent on transforming her into his blood-splattered masterpiece.
Liz (Emily Baxter) is a nurse who had to quit her job as she struggles to cope with the emotional stress of having lost a baby. With the debts piling up and her and her husband Ben (Martin Laurence) at emotional and financial breaking point, she takes a modelling job to help make ends meet. Arriving at the shoot, Liz meets Philip, an intense and successful young photographer and she feels flattered by his interest. But all is not what it seems in this remote middle class area… and while Liz poses for her new friend Philip (Ryan Elliott), she has no idea of the horror that is lurking in the shadow… until… Liz finds a body, panic stricken she knows they have to escape, she tries her only hope… Ben. Will there strained relationship hold up long enough for him to believe her and save her? As the body count rises will she make it out alive? Or will the sinister game of cat and mouse end in a bloody masterpiece. Life Imitates Art… Art Imitates Death.

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