Matchbox Films and Jinga Films are pleased to announce the UK and Ireland home video release of Ate De Jong’s psycho-sexual thriller DEADLY VIRTUES with a street date of September 28th 2015.
Edward Akrout (Sword Of Vengeance) stars as a sadistic home invader who exploits the fragile relationship of a suburban, middle class couple played by Megan Maczko (The Ninth Cloud) and Matt Barber (Downton Abbey). His torture of the husband and seduction of the wife reveals an uncomfortable truth about their marriage and acts as a catalyst for change.
Deadly Virtues received it’s world premiere at FrightFest and went on to screen at over fifteen festivals including Brussels Fantastic Festival, Fantasporto, Dublin Horrorthon and Whistler Film Festival in Canada.
Dutch director Ate De Jong started his career in the 1980’s directing several episodes of the cult TV series Miami Vice before helming several feature films including Highway To Hell and Drop Dead Fred.
Producers Elliot Grove and Suzanne Ballantyne are the founding directors of Raindance Film Festival in London. DEADLY VIRTUES marks their first foray into production through their Raw Talent label.
“Funny Games crossed with Bound
…a stylish, classy thriller”
“A brilliant take on the home invasion genre”
– Flickering Myth
“Ate de Jong knows his horror formulae inside out, and proves able to assault (or is that seduce?) the viewer’s consent in a cruel game of control and duress”
– Grolsch Film Works
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