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Parents' Guide to

The Flood

By Tom Cassidy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Tense, empathetic refugee drama; some peril and drinking.

Movie NR 2020 99 minutes
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Writer Helen Kingston and director Anthony Woodley have crafted a sympathetic drama that gives its two main characters believable, well-rounded stories. Wendy is given a reason for her hard-line approach and subsequent redemption and is portrayed with complexity by Headey. And Jeremiah plays Haile as a likeable character, as dictated by the clearly affectionate script. It's also a thrill to see two Game of Thrones stars on screen together -- Wendy's colleague Philip is played by fellow GoT cast member Iain Glen.

While the major story threads of The Flood tie up neatly, there are enough rough edges to keep the tension throughout. The film doesn't shy away from some harsh realities in order to highlight the dangers that asylum seekers face. Focusing on the lives of one government agent and one refugee, this movie is a small and intimate affair that sheds light on a big issue.

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