In Our Name Parental Guidance


    Synopsis
  1. Suzy is a British soldier, born and bred, but fitting back into civilian life after fighting in Iraq isn't easy. In Our Name is inspired by the reality of the struggles some soldiers go through when they return from a tour of duty, and explores Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from a female perspective
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    Director
  1. Brian Welsh
    Writer
  1. Brian Welsh
    Cast
  1. Joanne Froggatt
  2. Mel Raido
  3. Chloe Jayne Wilkinson
  4. Andrew Knott

Very impressive with a knockout lead performance by Joanne Froggatt – Film Society of Lincoln Center

Suzy is a British soldier, born and bred, but fitting back into civilian life after fighting in Iraq isn’t easy. Haunted by the responsibility she feels for the death of an Iraqi child, she becomes obsessed with the safety of her own daughter, feeling the need to protect her against a threat that doesn’t seem to exist. As Suzy’s paranoia builds, her behavior becomes more and more erratic, until finally, she puts her own child in serious danger. In Our Name is inspired by the reality of the struggles some soldiers go through when they return from a tour of duty, and explores Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from a female perspective – what it’s like to try to readjust to motherhood and become a wife again after witnessing and being part of violence.

Joanne Froggatt, Suzy, In Our Name earned Joanne the Most Promising Newcomer Award at the British Independent Film Awards. She also recently starred ‘Downton Abbey’ from Oscar-winning scriptwriter Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park) which was one of the highest rated primetime dramas of the year. She features as ‘Anna’, the head housemaid, alongside a superb ensemble cast including Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville and Penelope Wilton. In 2004 Joanne was nominated for an RTS award for her title role in the ITV film for television ‘Danielle Cable: Eye Witness’ and is perhaps best known for her role as Kate in the BBC’s primetime series ‘Robin Hood’ and her long-running role as ‘Zoe’ in ‘Coronation Street’. Joanne’s other extensive television credits include ‘Identity’ (ITV), ‘Spooks’ (BBC), ‘The Street’ (BBC), ‘Life on Mars’ (BBC) and ‘Bad Girls’(ITV)

Brian Welsh, Writer/Director Growing up in Scotland left Brian with an obsession for real peoples’ plights and stories, and he worked as a documentary editor in Glasgow, cutting films about social issues affecting the city. He then enrolled at the National Film and Television School where he made microbudget feature KIN. Since graduating from the NFTS he has been working on IN OUR NAME.

Holds suspense without melodrama and features an outstanding performance as the British Army private by Joanne Froggatt – The Hollywood Reporter

Interview with the director and producer