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Starring: David Suchet

Executive Producer: Matthew Mitchell

Producer: Geoffrey Wansell

Head of Production: Paul Sarony

Genre:  Drama


Man and Boy is a film adaptation of the 1961 play by Sir Terence Rattigan which he believed to be his masterpiece.  The play has had great success on stage in both the US and the UK, including the 2005 West End production starring David Suchet, who will reprise his role in our film.

Rattigan is acknowledged as one of the greatest British dramatists of the 20th Century and was an Oscar nominated screenwriter.  Our film is a faithful adaptation of Rattigan's work which Bernard Levin described as 'Mr Rattigan's best play, and one of the most fascinating pieces of theatre to have come our way for many years.'

Set in New York's Greenwich Village in 1934, the film tells the story of millionaire financier, Gregor Antonescu, who suddenly finds himself on the verge of ruin and is determined to use any means at his disposal to save his fortune and reputation.  His morally hideous choice is to use his son (the 'boy' of the title) to seduce one of his business rivals, a married homosexual, into saving his company.

A fascinating exploration of the relationship between father and son, the film also paints a portrait of a man who is truly evil and is an examination of the lengths a person will go to in order to achieve their goals. Rattigan wrote that he was 'showing the audience the Devil.'


Screenwriter:  Boris Starling

Producers: Mark Sandell, Matthew Mitchell

Head of Production: Paul Sarony

Genre:  Action Thriller


Set against the backdrop of the Cold War, 'The Defector' tells one of the most extraordinary and exciting true stories of modern times.

A classic spy thriller, our film focuses on a Soviet defection during one of the most turbulent political periods of the last century. We are immersed in a shadowy world of covert intelligence gathering, dead-drops, assassinations, interrogations and betrayal.  A world in which the question, 'who can be trusted', has terrifying personal and global implications. 


The Defector Film Ltd is developing this project in association with many of the intelligence service personnel who were involved in the story.  We have commissioned a script from award-winning screenwriter, novelist and journalist, Boris Starling.

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