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Watch Ben Whishaw in the Surge trailer

Vertigo Releasing is releasing Surge, the first feature film from Aneil Karia (Beat, The Long Goodbye) starring BAFTA award-winning actor Ben Whishaw (The Personal History of David Copperfield, Paddington, the James Bond franchise).

Joseph (Whishaw) is trapped in a soulless job, living a life devoid of emotion and meaning. After an impulsive act of rebellion, Joseph unleashes a wilder version of himself. He is propelled on a reckless journey through London, ultimately experiencing what it feels like to be alive.

Karia says of his protagonist, “Though Joseph might seem to be a unique case, I hope that his story is speaking to something much more universal. Now more than ever it feels like we have had enough of surface-existence and are yearning for a deeper more present experience of the world. I hope watching this film feels like a visceral and meaningful trip.”

SURGE is a powerful must-see thriller showcasing a transformative, groundbreaking performance from Ben Whishaw and will be releasing in the UK and Ireland from 28th May 2021, in cinemas and on digital platforms.

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