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by Rupert Wyatt


Frank Perry is a lifer, thirteen years into his sentence and institutionalised. His estranged daughter is in hospital and close to death. Desperate to make his peace with her, Frank develops a plan to escape. But he can’t break out alone and enlists an ensemble of escapists.

international title: The Escapist
original title: The Escapist
country: United Kingdom, Ireland
sales agent: Goalpost Film
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Rupert Wyatt
release date: UK 11/04/2008, NL 25/09/2008
screenplay: Rupert Wyatt, Daniel Hardy
cast: Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Liam Cunningham, Dominic Cooper, Steven Mackintosh, Seu Jorge
cinematography by: Philipp Blaubach
film editing: Joe Walker
art director: Jim Furlong
costumes designer: Maeve Paterson
music: Benjamin Wallfisch
producer: Adrian Sturges, Alan Moloney
production: Picture Farm, Parallel Films
backing: UK Film Council, Irish Film Board, Irish Film Industry
distributor: Vertigo Films
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