Skeletons (2010)

by sfe medusa

skele-0074(dir. Nick Whitfield)

Classic black British comedy’s answer to Inception. A film about directness – with others and with yourself – conducted by a mystical duo consisting of average-Joe-get-the-job-done softie Frank Bennett (Andrew Buckley) and the talented, more ambiguous Simon Davis (Will Adamsdale), together supernaturally extracting the darkest of secrets from their clients. And true to ‘who cuts the barber’s hair?’ form, the pair’s own skeleton-induced insecurities are confronted.

Brilliantly filmed in greyly saturated tones to emphasise the social detachment induced by pain and loss, and sharp performances from the entire cast keeps this gem of a film perfectly balanced between fantasy and reality.