NUCLEAR (2020) preview of British psychological thriller

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‘The past isn’t always behind you’

Nuclear is a 2020 British psychological thriller in which a young woman seeks to escape from past trauma in an isolated retreat.

Directed by Catherine Linstrum (writer of (California Dreamin’) – making here feature debut – from a screenplay co-written with David-John Newman, the movie stars Emilia Jones (Utopia; Locke & Key), George MacKay (1917; True History of the Kelly Gang), Sienna Guillory (Luther; Resident Evil), Oliver Coopersmith (Tin Star, Dickensian) and Noriko Sakura.


Brutalised, traumatised teenager Emma (Emilia Jones) and her mother (Sienna
Guillory) are on the run from a harrowing past. Seeking refuge in a remote village, she meets a mysterious youth (George MacKay) who may be more than he appears…

As Emma grows closer to him, fascinated by his obsession with the defunct nuclear power plant that poisons the lake water, she soon realises that in order to overcome her fears she must face them…including the toxic, terrifying past which is determined to catch up with her.


Nuclear had its world premiere at the Raindance Film Festival and is released digitally on 9th November 2020 via 101 Films.

Cast and characters:

Emilia Jones … Emma
Sienna Guillory … Mother
Oliver Coopersmith … Brother
George MacKay … Boy
Noriko Sakura … Japanese Lady
Steven Waddington … Father (voice)

Technical details:

92 minutes


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