About The Film

Boxing Day is a powerful drama, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Bernard Rose and starring Danny Huston. Basil, a struggling, indebted business man, leaves his family immediately after Christmas to pursue a lucrative property deal that could solve all of his problems: buying foreclosed properties from banks at a fraction of their market value, refurbishing them for a minimum cost, and then selling them for a quick and substantial profit. He hires a local chauffeur to drive him around the mountainous area but, as night sets in, the car is trapped on an icy road and the men face an uncertain fate. Based on the novel “Master and Man” by Leo Tolstoy, Boxing Day follows ivans xtc. and The Kreutzer Sonata as the third film in a trilogy of modern day interpretations of Tolstoy stories.


Danny Huston, Matthew Jacobs, Julie Marcus, David Pressler, Lyne Renee, Morgan Walsh, Edie Dakota, Lisa Enos, Jo Farkas


Directed by Bernard Rose
Produced by Luc Roeg and Naomi Despres
Screenplay by Bernard Rose
Based on Leo Tolstoy’s “Master and Man”
Cinematography by Bernard Rose
Editing by Bernard Rose
Music by Bernard Rose and Nigel Holland
Production Company: Independent Distribution
Distributed by
Running Time: 91 minutes
Release Date: December 21, 2012
Country: UK

Film Festival Selection

Official Selection – Orizzonti Competition – Venice Film Festival 2012