Official Trailer for Simon Dixon's 'Tiger Raid' About Two Mercenaries
"The end is coming, you know what I mean? Time to get paid!" A trailer has debuted online for a film called Tiger Raid, about two mercenaries hired to kidnap the daughter of a powerful man in the Middle East. That sounds like it might be a bit odd, but this actually looks interesting. Brian Gleeson (son of Brendan and brother of Domhnall) and Damien Molony star as the two mercs, who "ride a wave of pitch-black camaraderie as they travel through the desert night on their way to carry out" their job. Sofia Boutella (also starring in the upcoming Star Trek Beyond) plays the woman who is being kidnapped. It's rare to see a film that provides some empathy for mercenaries, but this looks like it is quite unique. Worth checking out.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Simon Dixon's Tiger Raid, direct from YouTube:
Tells the story of two mercenaries, bound together by a job, haunted by demons from their pasts, and unable to face the truth of who they are. Joe and Paddy are members of a private security crew working in the Middle East. They have been assigned to kidnap the daughter of a powerful man as part of a major robbery – a Tiger Raid. We meet them as they travel through the inhospitable desert on their way to execute the raid. Tiger Raid is the directorial debut of filmmaker Simon Dixon, who has been directing commercials before this. The screenplay is by Simon Dixon, Mick Donnellan and Gareth Coulam Evans. This premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this year and also played at Edinburgh. Tiger Raid opens in UK/Irish cinemas this year, but no release date is set yet. For more updates on the film, follow on Twitter. Thoughts?
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
Saw pretty much the whole thing and lost interest when the third character appeared.
capitandelespacio on Jul 6, 2016
Yup, from that point on, the whole thing has become a moralizing piece ...
shiboleth on Jul 7, 2016
Surely mercenaries are only loyal to the people who pay the money? I used to like mercenary movies when I was younger, then I realised how horrible they were.
Carpola on Jul 6, 2016
Bob on Jul 6, 2016
Brendan Gleeson has been one of my favorite actors for a long time. He has another son, besides Domhnall, who I've liked what I've seen of him so far? This other son, Brian, seems very different from his bother. More like the roughness his father has portrayed in the past. I've got to see this film just to see this other son. They all seem very talented and the two sons seem to have received some of their father's immense talent. I dig it!
Bo on Jul 6, 2016
NICE. I will watch this.
DAVIDPD on Jul 6, 2016
Oh come on, is that going to be a morality tale here? Pretty shallow. I mean, actors might be ok, but I don't see the problem with them. The characters here, they are human scum and not a single sign of morality of such people is making them worthy enough to be called humans. Without the morality, I would believe in this film and I would believe in some humanity of these characters. Morality here is outright lie. Just another military propaganda from what I see in this trailer...
shiboleth on Jul 7, 2016
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