Surge

FRIDAY NIGHT FILM

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Directed By Aneil Karia

Ben Whishaw stars in BBC’s new hit comedy-drama series This is Going to Hurt, based on the real-life memoirs of writer Adam Kay, as the overworked junior NHS doctor overwhelmed by challenges at work and at home. 

 

For this week’s Friday Night Film pick we recommend a film that demonstrates Whishaw’s impressive range as an actor for his turn in Aneil Karia’s visceral thriller Surge. Whishaw plays Joseph, an airport security guard living a mundane and lifeless existence, who succumbs to his mental insecurities and lashes out against his surrounding environment before embarking on a chaotic and impulsive rampage across central London.

 

The film didn’t make much of an impact upon release and has since been buried in the Netflix library but Whishaw’s unnerving performance marks this as a memorable piece of contemporary British cinema.