Prevenge. Ruth (Alice Lowe)


  • 2017 film

Post-feminist revenge movie directed by and starring Alice Lowe as a pregnant woman on a killing spree. Also features Dan Skinner, Jo Hartley, Tom Davis, Leila Hoffman, Kate Dickie and more.

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Prevenge. Ruth (Alice Lowe)

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Alice Lowe, Dan Skinner, Jo Hartley, Tom Davis, Leila Hoffman, Kate Dickie, Kayvan Novak, Mike Wozniak and more
Alice Lowe
Alice Lowe
Vaughan Sivell, Jennifer Handorf, Will Kane, Mike Rattenbury, Franki Goodwin, Mike Shirley and Andrew Thomas

Alice Lowe makes her directorial debut in a film described as a "post-feminist revenge movie".

Lowe stars in this part-improvised film as a pregnant woman (Lowe was seven-and-a-half months pregnant during filming) who goes on a killing spree, motivated by revenge, targeting people from all walks of life.

A pregnant woman out for revenge. At first we don't know why. She kills a seemingly disparate assortment of individuals, all living different walks of life - her pregnancy is her decoy. As the film continues, her motivation is gradually revealed. And we see the real reason behind her murders.

Lowe said the film, "was based on my real experience of being pregnant. People automatically assume you're a lovely person because you're pregnant. They coo over you, they help with your bags. You think, 'Well I might be a horrible person, I haven't changed just because I'm pregnant!'. That was one of the original thoughts behind the story. I wanted to write something which defied that image of the pregnant woman as this safe, sweet, kind person... I felt like motherhood is a crazy, interesting experience and it's rarely seen on screen. If it is, it's usually in comedies, from the man's point of view, the comedic woman squeezing his hand and screaming at him. Pregnancy could be a very alien, existential experience and we don't show it on screen in those terms. I wanted to defy people's expectations of what that character was and could be, and get some humour out of it more from the female perspective."

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Additional details

Killing for two
UK certificate
88 minutes
UK release
Friday 10th February 2017
UK premiere
Thursday 13th October 2016, BFI London Film Festival

Kaleidoscope Entertainment

Camera set-up
Single camera

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Thursday 16th April 2020 at 1:05am on Film4
  • Saturday 25th January 2020 at 2:05am on Film4
  • Saturday 12th October 2019 at 1:30am on Film4

Recording details

  • Cardiff and London - Filming began on location in Cardiff on 29th October 2015.

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