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Jetsam

3

You won't like to be beside the seaside after watching this taut thriller

They run on the beach, they run down alleyways, they run up hills. Everyone’s running but nobody’s getting anywhere in this Margate-shot British thriller.

It opens intriguingly as a woman (Alex Reid, The Descent) washes up on a beach half-drowned.

Then it timeshifts itself into agreeably head-scratchy tangles (and sometimes, alas, knots...) as writer-director Simon Welsford’s story of love and corporate surveillance ambitiously tries to do Following meets The Conversation on a £2,500 budget.

OK, so Jetsam’s saddled with a score that’s as subtle as a pneumatic drill at 6am on a Sunday morning, but there’s enough here to ensure Welsford should get noticed.

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