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Reims Polar
4th thriller film festival

The Long Shadow

Lewis Arnold

Série noire

Série noire


Saturday 13 April
  • 17:00
    Salle 10
durée: 7 x 52 minutes

The first 2 episodes of the series will be screened during the festival.

The definitive depiction of the desperate five-year hunt for serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, sensitively focusing on the lives of the victims who crossed his path and those of the officers at the heart of the police investigation. One murder has the power to cast a long shadow and this case plunged a whole society into darkness.


Episode 1

When a woman is murdered in Leeds, the police struggle to catch the killer. Meanwhile, facing financial hardship, a desperate mother makes a difficult decision to keep her family afloat.


Episode 2

In the devastating wake of more linked murders, the police face the prospect of a multiple murderer at large. But could the testimony of a survivor turn the tides?


  • Director
    Lewis Arnold
  • Production
    Matt Sandford
  • Script
    George Kay
  • Cinematography
    Ed Rutherford
  • Editing
    Sacha Szwarc
  • Music
    Sarah Warne


  • Toby Jones
  • Katherine Kelly
  • Daniel Mays
  • Jasmine Lee-Jones
  • Molly Wright
  • Daisy Waterstone
  • Jill Halfpenny
  • Alexa Davies
  • David Morrissey
  • Christopher Hatherall
  • Steven Waddington
  • Chloe Harris
  • Liz White
  • Sorcha Groundsell
  • Shaun Thomas
  • Lee Ingleby
  • Jack Deam
  • Michael McElhatton
  • Kris Hitchen
  • Gemma Laurie
  • Alexa Goodhall
  • Dylan Hall


  • Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Year
  • Duration
    7 x 52 minutes
  • Language
    English with French subtitles



© Justin Slee

Lewis Arnold

Born in England, he studied at the University of Gloucestershire and graduated with a First-Class Honors degree in Video Production. He later studied an MA in Directing Fiction at the National Film and Television School. He then worked for television, directing several British series such as Broadchurch (2013), Time (2021), or Sherwood (2022). He directed all 7 parts of The Long Shadow series which will soon be aired on Polar+.


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    The Long Shadow

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  • 2019

    Dark Money

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