Concrete: The Ground Beneath Their Feet
LOCKE is the story of a construction of a building and the demolition of a
Knight wanted his lead character to be the most ordinary man in the world to
one thing has happened. "It's an exploration of how one mistake, if you call it
mistake, can lead to the complete collapse of someone's life," says Knight.
me felt like an analogy of a building, of destruction, of demolition. I liked
this very ordinary man did this very practical, solid job."
And there is nothing more solid than concrete. As the foreman of a building
where the foundations are being laid for the construction of an enormous
Ivan is regarded as a safe pair of hands. But in trying to make up for a past
and do the right thing he abandons his post at a crucial time.
"I worked on a building site many years ago," reveals Knight, who spent some
with the Senior Project Manager of the site on which the Shard was built at
Bridge while preparing LOCKE. "I remember the arrival of the concrete was this
thing. When it comes you have to have everything ready for it because it's a
if the concrete sets in the wrong place."
The tragedy is that by choosing to lay the right foundations for the next
part of his
life, Ivan is turning to quicksand the ground beneath himself and his family.
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