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Year: 2019
Original Title: Bait
Length: 89 minutes
Genre: Drama
Age rating: Suitable only for 15 years and over
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: August 30 2019

United States: August 30 2019


Ranking: 3,779 out of 15,712 movies (up 585)


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Martin Ward (Edward Rowe, 'Delicious', 'Kernow King's Poldark') is a cove fisherman living in the county of Cornwall, currently forced to do his job without a boat, as his brother, Billy (Martin Ellis), requires it to take tourists out on day trips with much of the economy of the coastal village relying on the tourism industry. Instead, Martin and his son, Neil (Isaac Woodvine), attempt to fish by hand with a net and a single lobster trap, selling their catches to local customers. Martin's already complicated lifestyle on the Cornish coast is complicated when a family of "outsiders" move into his late father's cottage by the beach, living there during the summer and renting it out to tourists for the rest of the year. Martin is irritated when they decorate the house with stereotypical nautical wares and refuse to let him park his truck on his father's former grounds, whereas his son is drawn to their daughter. 'Bait' is a drama that explores the impact of gentrification on individuals and communities alike. Mark Jenkin ('The Road to Zennor', 'The Essential Cornishman', 'Dear Marianne') writes and directs. Joining the cast are Mary Woodvine, Simon Shepherd, Georgia Ellery, Jowan Jacobs, Giles King, Chloe Endean, Stacey Guthrie and Tristan Sturrock. Hide full plot... Show full plot


Cast Bait

Giles King

Giles King

Steven Ward

Mary Woodvine

Mary Woodvine

Sandra Leigh

Edward Rowe

Edward Rowe

Martin Ward



Trivia Bait

Mark Jenkin, director of the film, has also written the script and has been in charge of photography.