THE ONES BELOW
David Farr's (screenwriter of HANNA) feature film debut The Ones Below, is a dark, modern fairy tale in which the lives of two couples become fatally intertwined.
Kate (Clémence Poésy) and Justin (Stephen Campbell Moore) live in the upstairs flat of a London house. Thirty-something, successful and affluent, they are expecting their first baby. All appears well on the surface though Kate harbours deep-rooted fears about her fitness to be a mother and her ability to love her child.
One day, another couple, Jon (David Morrissey) and Theresa (Laura Birn), move into the empty apartment below. They are also expecting a baby and in stark contrast to Kate, Theresa is full of joy at the prospect of imminent motherhood.
Pregnancy brings the women together in a blossoming friendship as Kate becomes entranced by Theresa’s unquestioning celebration of her family-to-be. Everything changes one night at a dinner party in Kate and Justin’s flat. Kate begins to sense that all is not as it seems with the couple below. Then a tragic accident throws the couples into a nightmare and a reign of psychological terror begins.
Directed by David Farr
‘A VERY STYLISH PIECE OF WORK FROM FARR’
The Guardian - Peter Bradshaw
‘ANOTHER IMPRESSIVE FIRST CINEMATIC FEATURE... SUPERBLY ACTED’
The Daily Mail - Brian Viner
‘A SUPERB THRILLER’
The Times - Kate Muir
‘A CHILLY PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOUNG MUMS RUSH TO CHECK THEIR BABY MONITORS’
The Daily Mirror - David Edwards
‘A TAUT, EXPERTLY EXECUTED CHILLER’
The Daily Express - Allan Hunter
‘A CREEPY GENRE EXERCISE BY A CRAFTSMAN FINDING HIS GROOVE’
The Telegraph - Patrick Smith
‘THE PERFORMANCES ARE STRIKING, ESPECIALLY THAT OF POESY’
The Independent - Geoffrey Macnab
Daily Star - Andy Lea
'The other-worldly score heightens expectations of a film that will unsettle in the tradition of Rosemary’s Baby and mostly, modestly The Ones Below doesn’t disappoint'
The Screen Daily review