Flying Blind

Could someone
please start
an online petition to get
 Helen McCrory in more films? She was last seen
as a Malfoy in the final couple of ‘Harry Potter’ films, which surely paid off a chunk of the mortage. But in this otherwise pretty average British drama she hits you between the eyes with her screen presence. She’s Frankie, an aeronautical engineer working on a top-secret fighter plane, with a Helen Mirren- ish, foxy-but-formidable attitude. She’s an alpha-female in a man’s world, slapping down a pair of top- brass MoD generals with a glint in her eye.

So far, so promising, but ‘Flying Blind’ quickly goes into erotic- thriller-by-numbers mode when Frankie meets Kahil (Najib Oudghiri), an Arab engineering student. Terrorist alarm bells start ringing because we’ve heard the word ‘drone’ dropped a few too many times for it to be a coincidence. And Kahil has some nasty looking scars on his chest. Is he hiding painful secrets or something more sinister? As drama, it’s thin and unconvincing, but still, more McCrory please.

Release details

Rated: 15
Release date: Friday April 12 2013
Duration: 93 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Katarzyna Klimkiewicz
Cast: Helen McCrory
Najib Oudghiri
Kenneth Cranham
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