Election Night 1979: Margaret Thatcher is about to come into power. A young black man is held on suspicion of murdering his pregnant wife. Officers Karn and Wilby, racist to the core and high on the prospect of a Conservative Party victory, try to lure th e suspect into a quick confession. But the night has just begun... Callous humiliation gives way to a barrage of sinister violence, leading to a devastating conclusion. Written by Barrie Keefe, who was behind the British classic The Long Good Friday , SUS i s an emotionally charged and incredibly tense crime drama that serves as a powerful outcry against past institutional racism. But in the age of counter terrorism SUS also begs the question: has history caught up with us?
“Highly-charged, socially conscious drama like this is not just welcome but necessary.” New York Times
“On stage it was disturbing. On film it’s devastating” Bob Hoskins