|Out on:||Theatrical 25th Aug. 2017
DVD 9th Oct. 2017
Download 9th Oct. 2017
An unmissable gem, this dark and demented British horror comedy sees an amoral estate agent getting his comeuppance, when a man whose life he destroyed begins a deliciously malicious campaign of revenge.
Javier Botet (The Revenant, The Conjuring 2)
Mim Shaikh (Radio 1Xtra and BBC Asian Network DJ, BBC3’s South Side Story)
Mandeep Dhillon (David Brent: Life on the Road, Nina Forever)
Michael McKell (Hatton Garden: The Heist, Essex Boys: The Vendetta)
Kola Bokinni (War Machine, A 100 Streets)
Dominic Bridges (directorial debut)
Rae Brunton (Outpost series)
Orlan’s life is turned upside down when Hussein, a slick and sleazy estate agent, scuppers his plan to buy a home. While Hussein carries on as normal, oblivious to the trail of damage he has left behind him, Orlan decides to take revenge. However, his plan to get even with Hussein, and make his life as uncomfortable as possible, soon escalates out of control.
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Freehold is both inventive and highly entertaining, a dark urban morality tale set against the cutthroat world of the housing market, that top genre critic Kim Newman says is “delightfully nasty”. The directorial debut of Dominic Bridges, it taps into what is surely a fantasy of anyone who has ever bought a house or rented a flat - getting your own back on an estate agent! Here, Bridges and scriptwriter Rae Bunton (Outpost series) take that idea and push it to its delirious conclusion.
Javier Botet is extraordinary as Orlan, in a performance that is, at first, comic, then shifts gear into something more dangerous and sinister. Fast-rising Radio 1Xtra star Mim Shaikh, in his debut film, is terrific as the harassed estate agent, and manages what most people considered impossible - to make you feel sorry for a brick peddler!
The film also features a fantastic cast of up-and-coming British screen talent - including Black Mirror star Kola Bokinni, who appeared in this year’s Brad Pitt starrer War Machine, and Mandeep Dhillon, last seen as the hapless receptionist in 2016 hit David Brent: Life on the Road. Freehold is a devilishly dark, unsettling and sometimes hilarious gem.
“A hilariously cringe-worthy and darkly funny gross-out movie.” - Birth. Movies. Death
“Part quirky, part experimental, and part oddly intoxicating” - Culture Crypt
“A film that is a notch above anything else out there… I urge you to check it out. You won't be disappointed.” 4 Stars - NightmarishConjurings.com
“Delightfully nasty” - Kim Newman, Screen Daily
“A disturbing tale” ★★★★ - Horror Geek Life
“Unmissable” ★★★★ - Nerdly
“You can’t look away” - HorriblyBeautiful.com
★★★★ - Horror Channel
"The most bizarrely brilliant British horror in years" ★★★★ - The Hollywood News
"The estate agent – a movie monster for the 21st Century" - Age of Dad