A love triangle is unraveled when a young painter is approached by an admirer who eases him into making sense of his relationship with his wife.
Grant Pierce (Christian McKay) arrives from London into Madrid, Spain, hoping to be given the chance to meet his favorite painter, American Freddie Lynch (Ben Cura), who is currently staying at a private hotel in an unassuming location outside the city. As Grant steps into the main building of “El Madro,” he troublingly finds Lynch a crippled man whom, he soon reveals, has been unable to actually paint for the better part of a year.
As the two men get to know each other under the watchful eye of one of the owners of the hotel, Michael Redmane (Tom Bateman), they start to piece together the disturbing picture of Freddie’s marriage to beautiful writer Chloe Fleury (Andrea Deck) which harbours secrets that will reveal much more than Freddie’s recent creative emaciation and clearly defined obsession with her ex-husband.
Based on August Strindberg’s 1888 play, “Creditors” is a modern re-telling of Strindberg’s story of love, betrayal, revenge and psychological manipulation, which he considered to be his one true masterpiece.
At times disturbingly funny and cruelly bleak, “Creditors” deals with the most private aspects of human relationships. From questioning our concepts of marriage and fidelity, to trying to establish the role of the modern woman in a world still trapping her within the confines of old fashioned canons, the film’s story stirs, moves and sometimes even angrily rebuts our very own personal definitions of each.
Ben Cura (Freddie Lynch / Director / Writer / Producer)
Ben made his film debut in British Indie Comes a Bright Day. He also appeared in Comedy Central’s series Threesome, Bernard Rose’s film The Devil’s Violinist and Danny Boyle’s Trance.
He made his West End debut playing Angel in the original cast of Jennifer Saunders’ musical Viva Forever! at the Piccadilly Theatre in Londonâ’s West End.
He was later cast as Seve Ballesteros in British film Dream On. He also starred in the UK premiere of Geoffrey Nauffts’ play Next Fall at the Southwark Playhouse. He was later cast as a new recurring character in season 2 of E!/Lionsgate series The Royals, premiering November 2015. He later went on to star in feature film A Bus Could Run You Over alongside Billy Zane and directed by Ben Turner.
Creditors is Ben’s debut as a director, as well as his debut as a screenwriter, which he both undertook at age 25. He is also a producer on the film.
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