by Paul Cotter
Country: UK
Year: 2009
Duration: 84'

Alistar and Valerie, both of whom are in their eighties, leave for Germany, where the man want to return to atone for a fault fifty years old. Their son Ross reluctantly joins them on their trip. Ross, who is almost thirty, still doesn’t know what to do with his life, a fact which worries his father. The vacation, which forces the family to live in close contact, becomes an opportunity to faces questions which were left long unresolved and to rethink the relationships of the couples, the married relationship of Alistar and Valerie and Ross’ relationship with his girlfriend.

“My father was a Bomber pilot. In 2001 I spent three weeks in a car with him, my mum and sister on a road trip through Europe. Bomber is a fiction, but that trip with my parents is where the idea germinated from. It’s always important to start with something I know. It’s how I work with everything I do. Start with an experience and build from there. So, the plan was simple – take three actors to Germany, and have them interact with real people. And that’s what I did. The result is Bomber.”


film director

Paul Cotter

Paul Cotter (Brighton, United Kingdom) originally studied geography and worked on glaciers in Pakistan, before deciding to become a filmmaker. His short films found success premiering at Film Festival such as Berlin, Sundance, South by Southwest & Palm Springs. He has written plays for BBC Radio and directed several commercials. Bomber marks his feature debut.


Jeff Farnsworth (cm, 2003), Last Hand Standing (cm, 2003), Estes Avenue (cm, 2005), Doctors (ep. Quid Pro Quo, Desperate Measures, The Naked Truth, TV, 2007), Odd Shoe (cm, 2008), Hollyoaks (ep. 12276-12280, TV, 2008), The Berlin Wall (cm, 2009), Bomber (2009).


& Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Paul Cotter
Rick Siegel
montaggio/film editing
Matt Maddox
scenografia/production design
Alex Ward
Stephen Coates
Alex Lipschultz
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Shane Taylor (Ross), Benjamin Whitrow (Alistar), Eileen Nicholas (Valerie)
Paul Cotter, Maureen Ryan
produzione, vendita all’estero/production, world sales
Boris Film