The Gift

Film / 9.00pm / Film4

TV Times - - Thursday -

ac­tor Joel Edger­ton writes, pro­duces, directs and per­forms in this su­perb psy­cho-thriller. Mar­ried cou­ple Ja­son Bate­man and Re­becca Hall have just moved into a new house when Edger­ton, an ac­quain­tance of Bate­man’s from more than 20 years ago, turns up with gifts. He also has a dev­as­tat­ing se­cret… First-time di­rec­tor Edger­ton shows great skill in tight­en­ing the screw un­til you’re gasp­ing for air by the shock­ing con­clu­sion.

What lies be­hind Joel Edger­ton’s gen­eros­ity?

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