Bait (2019): Mark Jenkin’s Tale of Cornish Fishing Village

Independent writer-director Mark Jenkin’s Bait is a powerful probe into a Cornish fishing village.

The double-meaning of the title, literal fishing bait and the slang meaning something more shady, fits the film’s tone of outrage and doom.

Comedian Edward Rowe stars as Martin, a gruff fisherman wrangling tatty nets and selling mackerel to the local pub as he grumbles around town.

He observs as the tourist season in London unfolds.