The Responder (DVD)
Martin Freeman stars in a gripping new darkly funny drama following an urgent response police officer at rock bottom as he searches for redemption in the darkest of places. With Adelayo Adedayo.
"Martin Freeman is magnificent in tour de police force. ★★★★★" – Guardian
In one of the most deprived areas of the UK, Chris drives a front-line response vehicle. Night after night, he faces crime, violence and addiction on the streets he patrols, while also battling against personal demons that trouble his work life, his marriage and his mental health.
When Chris is forced to take on new rookie partner Rachel, both soon discover that survival in this high-pressure, relentless, twilight world depends on them either helping or destroying each other.
The action plays out over one week of increasingly tense, life-changing night shifts. From the depths of helplessness and despair, with his own family slipping away from him, Chris clings to the idea of saving the life of a young addict trapped in a deadly dilemma. If he can save her, maybe he can save himself and rediscover what it means to be a police officer.
This is darkly funny, sometimes painfully tragic, always challenging.