Joseph (Ben 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 though London, ultimately experiencing what it feels like to be alive.
SURGE is made in collaboration with the BFI and BBC.
“A magnetic central performance”
“…this is an auspicious big-screen arrival that ought to beckon bigger assignments requiring the same fast, screw-loose dynamism.”
“A powder-keg performance from Ben Whishaw”
Little White Lies
“An uncomfortably un-restrained Whishaw, and an enhanced, aggressive sound design make Surge a raw experience”
“It's a fierce, claustrophobic and atmospheric character study with a big pressure-cooker performance from Ben Whishaw”
“Ben Whishaw gives a full-blast performance”