Martin is a fisherman without a boat, his brother Steven having re-purposed it as a tourist tripper. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the harbour. This leads to a clash of cultures where traditional trades and lifestyles are threatened by the demands of a changing society. Director Mark Jenkin shot Bait on grainy 16mm black and white film stock with sound and dialogue added in post-production. Film critic Mark Kermode praised Bait as “…a genuine modern masterpiece, which establishes Jenkin as one of the most arresting and intriguing British film-makers of his generation.” He went on to name Bait as one of his top three films of the decade for the 2010s.
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