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The Leap (2015)

London, 2084. An interstellar migration cop's fateful encounter with a young prostitute leads to a violent shot at redemption.

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Sheridan Thomas (script editor), Karel van Bellingen
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Merrells ... Jacob Reiss
Alix Wilton Regan ... Jade / Erin
Katie Gunby Katie Gunby ... Young Jade
Jon Campling ... Head Merc
Peter Pedrero ... Blue Merc
Chris Webb ... Red Merc
Bella Saer Bella Saer ... Newsreader
Russell Barnett Russell Barnett ... Commissioner Shepherd
Karima McAdams ... Freehaven Hostess (as Karima Adebibe)
Phoebe Higson Phoebe Higson ... Jade's Mother
Cameron Harris Cameron Harris ... Officer Tuohy
Lee Ravitz Lee Ravitz ... Blind Man
Paul Michael Harrison Paul Michael Harrison ... Officer Evans (as Paul Harrison)
Mark Brooks Mark Brooks ... IMPA Officer 1
James Hackney James Hackney ... IMPA Officer 2
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After a long interstellar search, man has found a second home: New Earth. After the scientists, the governments, the military and the wealthy, the hopeless masses of Earth too want their chance at a new life on this emerging world of wonder and opportunity. 'Taking the Leap' in whatever way, lawfully or not, has become the dream of millions. In order to deal with illegal stowaways and human trafficking on a Biblical scale, specialized police cadres have been activated. In 22nd century London, this is the Inter-Planetary Migration Administration. Confrontations between IPMA units and the smuggling rings are merciless, if not most for those caught in the middle. Jacob Reiss is a conscientious but disillusioned IPMA detective, a veteran with 15 years of service. An encounter with a Cartel prostitute presents him with an opportunity he had given up on, a chance to save himself from a crushing secret in his past, as well as an empty future on Earth. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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2.35 : 1
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Short but nice
4 April 2016 | by uberdonkey6See all my reviews

A short (30min) sci-fi film doesn't give much time for plot or character development but fundamentally it is like a great short story. The acting is fine and the characters interesting. Basically draws up some questions about the feelings of a border force policeman who is about to retire - guilt, value of his life etc. There is a 'new earth' that many hope to go to (and he hopes to retire to) where everything is expected to be great, but meanwhile people are struggling to survive on the original earth in a post industrial setting. Obviously nobody likes this border force because they kill lots of people hoping to make it to new earth.

Effects are excellent, especially considering it is only a 30 min film. Could easily be made into a full length film, and would probably be better in that format, allowing greater character development, especially between the two main protagonists. However, there aren't really loose ends, everything ties well together, and although there is a 'twist' it is pretty predictable, though doesn't take away from the general sentiment of the story: even in a rough world people aren't all bad.

P.S. there is some blood and guns, so for an adult audience, but it is not gratuitous (I hate overly violent films, and this isn't one)


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