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Wicked Little Letters


“It's German.”



Not for delicate ears, Wicked Little Letters is a riotously funny mystery comedy based on a true story unearthed from the 1920s. The residents of a small English seaside town are suddenly beset by a postal scandal of pearl-clutching proportions. Someone is sending anonymous letters filled with unintentionally hilarious profanities (the snail mail version of trolling). At the centre of the scandal are two neighbours: deeply conservative local Edith Swan (Olivia Colman, The Favourite) and rowdy Irish migrant and single mother Rose Gooding (Jessie Buckley, Women Talking). Headstrong Rose is charged with the crime and a trial ensues, but police officer Gladys Moss (Anjana Vasan, Killing Eve) suspects that something is amiss.

World Premiere

Toronto International Film Festival

“Colman and Buckley, clearly, are delighted by the material at hand.”

The Independent UK

“Funny as f*ck”

Screen Daily

“Colman and Buckley, re-teamed after The Lost Daughter, are an exceptional double-act.”


Why You Should See This Film

Just try to stifle your cackling in the cinema. The foul-mouthed script is hysterical, especially considering the prim and prudish British sensitivities of the time. Colman and Buckley are both lapping it up, clearly having the time of their lives with the colourful dialogue. Not only a tale of the power of a poison pen, Wicked Little Letters is also set against the rise of the Suffragette movement, the spirit of which sings through a band of undeterred local women who unite to seek justice.

Thea Sharrock
Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Timothy Spall
100 minutes

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