A tense and timely urban thriller, set against the ruthless backdrop of London’s exploitation of migrant labour, and featuring a star-making turn from rising international talent David Gyasi (Interstellar, Cloud Atlas, The Dark Knight Rises), Panic, aTaxi Driverfor the 21st century, reveals a side of the city usually kept hidden deep in the shadows.
Music journalist Andrew Deeley (David Gyasi, Interstellar) lives in a high-rise tower block, cut off from the world, psychologically scarred after a vicious street attack. He spends his evenings watching his neighbours and becomes infatuated with Kem, a beautiful young Chinese woman.
When Amy, a married woman he meets online, witnesses Kem’s kidnapping, Deeley tries and fails to get the police involved. He is left with no choice but to try and find Kem himself, fighting his own anxieties as he strives to find someone whom the world is happy to forget.
Armed with only an Oyster card and a hammer, Deeley spirals into the heart of the Chinese Triad underworld. Hoping for a fresh start with the elusive Amy, Deely puts his life on the line as he fights to save Kem.
Taxi Driver for the 21st Century, PANIC is a striking, breakout debut thriller from young British director Sean Spencer, with compelling performances from Gyasi and renowned stage actress Pippa Nixon.
In UK cinemas 23rd September 2016