Apostle is a 2018 period horror film directed by Gareth Evans.
Starring Dan Stevens, Mark Lewis Jones, Lucy Boynton, Bill Milner, Paul Higgins, Michael Sheen, Kristine Froseth, Elen Rhys, Sharon Morgan, Sebastian McCheyne and others.
Netflix on Monday, September 17, 2018 released the trailer:
Apostle | Official Trailer | Netflix.
In 1905, Thomas Richardson (Dan Stevens) travels to a remote Welsh island to rescue his sister, Jennifer, who has been kidnapped and held for ransom by a mysterious cult. Posing as a convert to the cult, Thomas arrives and encounters the leader, Malcolm Howe (Michael Sheen), who founded the cult with two other convicts, Frank (Paul Higgins) and Quinn (Mark Lewis Jones). They claim that the previously barren island was rendered fertile through blood sacrifice. Thomas also discovers Frank's son Jeremy (Bill Milner) and Quinn's daughter Ffion (Kristine Froseth) sneaking home after a tryst. He forces Jeremy to admit that Jennifer, whom Malcolm is presenting to cult members as a captured spy, was kidnapped for ransom, as the cult does not have the resources to pay for the continuous animal sacrifices needed to maintain the island's fertility.
Malcolm suspects an infiltrator among the newcomers and questions them. One of the men attempts to assassinate Malcolm, but Thomas intervenes and is badly wounded during the ordeal. The same night, Malcolm parades Jennifer through the village, claiming she is a traitor and will be killed if her co-conspirator does not come forward. Thomas accesses a tunnel underneath Malcolm's house and flees from what appears to be an old woman who chases him. He escapes to a beach cave covered in markings, indicating the presence of a deity on the island. Malcolm visits a barn where the old woman who is, in fact, the island's deity, is imprisoned in tree roots; he reprimands her for appearing to Thomas before feeding her his blood, causing the vegetation imprisoning her to bloom. Andrea (Lucy Boynton) finds Thomas in the cave and offers to help him. He tells her that he was a Christian missionary who was persecuted in Peking during the Boxer Rebellion for introducing Christianity to China, and lost his faith as a result. She takes him to a shack in a wheat field to hide.
Here is the full cast and characters of Apostle.
The film Apostle was scheduled to be released on September 21, 2018 (Fantastic Fest), on September 28, 2018 and on October 12, 2018 by Netflix.
The duration of the film is 129 minutes.
Apostle got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.3/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 80/100. The audience also kinda likes the film.
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