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Low Winter Sun

The streets of Edinburgh set the scene for this slick drama thriller.

In the kitchen of a Chinese restaurant a man is murdered, drowned in a tank of live lobsters.  He is Detective Sergeant Brendan McCann. His killers are detectives Frank Agnew (Mark Strong) and Joe Geddes (Brian McCardie).  Both are seeking revenge.  They strap McCann into his car, dump it in the sea and concoct an elaborate cover-up plan, confident that when the body is found, suicide will be the obvious verdict.

They are clever.  But another body is discovered in the boot of McCann’s car and Agnew suddenly finds himself leading the investigation into a spate of murders, including one he himself committed.  Agnew struggles to stay one step ahead of his own team as a gothic tale of violence and corruption unravels around him.  Trying to extricate himself from the nightmare and all the while in search of his lover Sinada who is missing, it transpires that Geddes had more than one reason for wanting to silence his corrupt partner after all. 

Low Winter Sun Edinburgh Film Locations

Chinese Caves

The streets of Edinburgh set the scene for this slick two-part drama thriller starring Mark Strong, Brian McCardie, Neve McIntosh, Alex Ferns, Burn Gorman, John Sessions, and Vincent Regan. Directed by Adrian Shergold, Low Winter Sun is a gripping and tense drama, where two cops looking for revenge find themselves embroiled in a dark world of greed and murder. 

Popular Edinburgh venue The Caves steps in as the Chinese restaurant, which is the scene of the crime in this gripping crime drama. Also look out for scenes shot on Calton Hill, Arthur's Seat, The Ross Theatre in Princes Street Gardens and Pitz 5-a-side in Portobello

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