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Fever - Sky Cinema Premiere

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Tom Miller plays a weedy Englishman trying to survive an epidemic on the French Alps

Tom Miller plays a weedy Englishman trying to survive an epidemic on the French Alps.

Faced with disaster, the protagonists of most apocalyptic movies usually act boldly and courageously. However, this low-budget Franco-British survival thriller is a far more plausible affair.

Miller proves singularly inept as he prepares to get through the winter on his own in his parents' isolated Alps home in the midst of a deadly flu outbreak - and he is equally ill-equipped to defend his sanctuary when a desperate Ukrainian (Anya Korzun) breaks in...

First-time director Hendrik Faller's movie may be too mundane for some tastes, but its claustrophobic realism is effective and persuasive.