Night Fare | Two friends rue the night they try to bilk a Paris taxi driver

Night Fare Jonathan Demurger Jonathan Howard Jess Liaudin
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Night Fare Jonathan Demurger Jonathan Howard Jess Liaudin

There are no deadlines that never come due, no debts ever paid.

Relentless and unstoppable, a psycho cab driver pursues a pair of fare-dodging friends across night-time Paris in the stylishly shot horror thriller Night Fare.

A silent, tattooed hulk, the driver (Jess Liaudin) is as implacable as the truck in Steven Spielberg’s Duel (opens in new tab) and almost as effective as a source of dread. However, it seems his prey - uptight Englishman Chris (Jonathan Howard) and cocky Frenchman Luc (Jonathan Demurger) – have their own guilty secrets. Which complicates our sympathies as the film unfolds.

Things take a surprising, motive-revealing turn 10 minutes from the end that may lose some viewers but offer others food for thought.

Certificate 15. Runtime 81 mins. Director Julie Seri

Night Fare debuts on Sky Cinema Premiere on Wednesday 7 June.

Jason Best

A film critic for over 25 years, Jason admits the job can occasionally be glamorous – sitting on a film festival jury in Portugal; hanging out with Baz Luhrmann at the Chateau Marmont; chatting with Sigourney Weaver about The Archers – but he mostly spends his time in darkened rooms watching films. He’s also written theatre and opera reviews, two guide books on Rome, and competed in a race for Yachting World, whose great wheeze it was to send a seasick film critic to write about his time on the ocean waves. But Jason is happiest on dry land with a classic screwball comedy or Hitchcock thriller.