Movie Watch: The Disappearance Of Alice Creed

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Does female nudity necessarily mean a film is exploitative? It’s a relatively easy conceit to slip into, given the amount of female flesh included in many mainstream films for no apparent reason other than to titillate the audience, but ‘The Disappearance of Alice Creed’, director J Blakeson’s debut feature, refreshingly demonstrates that this doesn’t always have to be the case.

Vic and Martin are two nondescript but purposeful blokes silently preparing for what appears to be a major event. Visits to the DIY store and the supermarket, a non-descript van, the tearing down of curtains and hammering of boards over windows in an empty flat, unrollings of soundproof material and fixing of DefCon 1 levels of security on doors offer even the slowest of up-takers that something dodgy is afoot.

Or that Vic & Martin prank ridiculously hard.

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