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The film uses five-a-side football as a backdrop to explore the anger that can lie at the heart of political apathy. Rage will be filmed almost entirely on location at the Deptford Lounge.
As the game unfolds events on the pitch lead to revelations about the past, forcing us to question where our loyalties lie. By the time the game builds to its dramatic conclusion the pressure of past events can no longer be contained to the pitch and violence inevitably erupts.
The two boys warm up to play in a game with some local friends, but just before the game gets underway, an older boy and former academy member Jermaine arrives to make up the numbers. Jermaine has been absent from the group for a long time and seems to have a grudge to bear towards Riley.
Taking our key visual inspiration from the film Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, the camera will follow Riley. Rage is a portrait piece, plotted from beginning to end on the thought process of a single character. You, the audience, will see events only in relation to Riley’s proximity to them, so it is up to you to judge and piece together the whole truth from his observations and reactions, as well as what you personally interpret from his behaviour.
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