[German poster for Sightseers]
It's got knitting, caravans, classic English scenery, some of our lesser known tourist attractions (eg Tramway Museum in Crich, Pencil Museum in Keswick, the Blue John Cavern in Castleton), and several scenes set under and on the Ribblehead Viaduct. It could easily be part of a marketing campaign for cosiness and caravan sites until you realise that the two bobble-hatted sightseers in Sightseers are a pair of killers on tour.
It's a strange film, utterly deadpan but shockingly gruesome in places, funny but not a bundle of laughs, recognisable but very unsettling. The north of England looks green and beautiful, the weather ranges from fine to foul, and it's a very weird mix of ordinariness and wildly deviant behaviour. And for a knitter, it is full of great knitting detail.
Most of the knitting is part of the brilliantly designed interiors (cushion covers, bags, blankets, knitting on needles) and clothing (jumpers), but some of it is quite outrageous and made me laugh out loud (needles as very dangerous objects and some Ann Summers-style underwear). There are knitting action scenes, too, and never has knitting appeared more misleadingly innocuous and homely. I need to watch it again to pick up on details and the clever visual humour as I admit I had to look away at points and missed some of the funniest, darkest bits. I was also knitting; ironically the one thing I should not have been doing while watching a killer knit.