Trial Run (1984)

Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - New Zealand  |  
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

In this slow-paced (until the end), low-budget thriller with an excellent cast, Rosemary (Annie Whittle) is a normal mother involved in cross-country racing, who decides to leave her husband and two older children for six months to live in a remote section of the New Zealand coast, photographing and writing about penguins. Her family visits her on the weekends, and Francis, one of her friends, comes by fairly often as well. The problem is that Rosemary's two neighbors do not really want her around, and soon her beach shack is vandalized. When blood is smeared on her family photos, Rosemary has no doubt that someone is seriously out to do her harm unless she leaves -- but her work is not yet finished. Rosemary's isolation in the shack and her ominous neighbors build up to an exciting finale.



cross-country, isolation, mother, photography, race/ethnicity, vandal