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I Know You Know Review

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Set in Wales, this semi-autobiographical tale sets father and son at loggerheads when doting dad Charlie (Carlyle) starts behaving strangely.

★★★★★

Back in 1999, director Justin Kerrigan gave the rave generation their movie in the form of Human Traffic — an inner-city paean to the loved-up clubbers of ’90s dance culture. Ten years on and he's returned to his Welsh homeland for another trip down memory lane. Based on his own relationship with his father, I Know You Know maps the tussle between 11 year-old Jamie (Arron Fuller) and his doting dad Charlie (Robert Carlyle), whose secret world of paranoia threatens to shatter the pair’s future plans.

Played out against a dank suburban sprawl, Kerrigan’s film is both mystery thriller and coming-of-age drama. It’s a deeply personal tale defined by a sturdy turn from newcomer Fuller and Carlyle’s compellingly unpredictable performance.

A personal and compelling follow up to Human Traffic.

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