People are struggling to breathe while watching Netflix’s latest thriller

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By Asiya Ali

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Netflix's newly added thriller has left many terrified viewers on the edge of their seats and struggling to breathe.

The intense film titled Accused arrived on the streaming service on September 22 and is directed by filmmaker Philip Barantini - best known for the drama film Boiling Point - and is also written by Barnaby Boulton and James Cummings.

The British flick centers around a young man named Harri (played by Chaneil Kular) who, while alone at a remote country house, watches helplessly as social media users wrongly identify him as a wanted terrorist.

"False accusations mix with the wildfire spread of social media with deadly consequences when twenty-something Harri travels from the city to dog sit for his parents in the countryside," the film's synopsis states, as cited by Digital Spy.

"After being mistaken as the suspect of a train bombing in London, would-be heroes of the people track down his house, where Harri must prove his innocence to the online masses and defend his home and himself from the violent vigilantes," they added.

Watch the Accused trailer below:

In the trailer for the new drama, audiences see Harri's phone blow up after a high school friend accuses him of being the suspect in the photograph publicly released by police officers.

"The bombing today, they think it's me," the main protagonist is heard saying on a phone call to the local cops, as accusations and disturbing threats to take his life flood online platforms.

Harri begins to worry for his safety as he receives scathing phone calls to his parent's home landline and then sees strangers on the property. "How far would you go to clear your name," the trailer graphics stated, as we see the main character captured by an intruder holding a blade.

After watching the film - which thoroughly explores racism, xenophobia, online witchhunts, and the dangers of social media - many stunned viewers took to X (formerly Twitter) to share their reactions.

"Accused on Netflix is absolutely brilliant, 12/10!!! We weren’t breathing the whole time," one shocked user wrote.

Another awe-stuck viewer said: "My heart was beating so fast while I was holding my breath! And because *no spoilers* this took place in the evening & night it was really dark!!!!!! #Accused on #Netflix."

A third user said they had "anxiety" when watching the movie, and "had to close my eyes at some points." They also praised the actors for their "excellent performances".

"Netflix new movie - #accused wow wow wow and wow. The most anxiety-inducing film ever!!! Made me so angry watching it. Goes to show the dangerous side of social media and why what you tweet about people matters. WILD!!!!", a fourth user reviewed.

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Chaneil Kular stars as Harri in the movie. Credit: Dave Benett / Getty

The film is a certified hit on Rotten Tomatoes as it has a perfect score of 100 percent on the platform.

It is also very popular with critics, as Douglas Davidson for Elements of Madness gave the movie an excellent 5/5 rating, writing: "'Accused' enables the audience to see just what false journalism and mob mentality powered by xenophobia can do, daring you to look away even when the lead performance leaves you spellbound and still."

Harry Guerin for RTÉ added: "Imploring society to take a breath while simultaneously forcing its audience to hold theirs, Accused wraps in under 90 minutes but will leave you thinking for a lot longer."

You can watch Accused on Netflix now.

Featured image credit: Alavinphoto / Getty

People are struggling to breathe while watching Netflix’s latest thriller

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Netflix's newly added thriller has left many terrified viewers on the edge of their seats and struggling to breathe.

The intense film titled Accused arrived on the streaming service on September 22 and is directed by filmmaker Philip Barantini - best known for the drama film Boiling Point - and is also written by Barnaby Boulton and James Cummings.

The British flick centers around a young man named Harri (played by Chaneil Kular) who, while alone at a remote country house, watches helplessly as social media users wrongly identify him as a wanted terrorist.

"False accusations mix with the wildfire spread of social media with deadly consequences when twenty-something Harri travels from the city to dog sit for his parents in the countryside," the film's synopsis states, as cited by Digital Spy.

"After being mistaken as the suspect of a train bombing in London, would-be heroes of the people track down his house, where Harri must prove his innocence to the online masses and defend his home and himself from the violent vigilantes," they added.

Watch the Accused trailer below:

In the trailer for the new drama, audiences see Harri's phone blow up after a high school friend accuses him of being the suspect in the photograph publicly released by police officers.

"The bombing today, they think it's me," the main protagonist is heard saying on a phone call to the local cops, as accusations and disturbing threats to take his life flood online platforms.

Harri begins to worry for his safety as he receives scathing phone calls to his parent's home landline and then sees strangers on the property. "How far would you go to clear your name," the trailer graphics stated, as we see the main character captured by an intruder holding a blade.

After watching the film - which thoroughly explores racism, xenophobia, online witchhunts, and the dangers of social media - many stunned viewers took to X (formerly Twitter) to share their reactions.

"Accused on Netflix is absolutely brilliant, 12/10!!! We weren’t breathing the whole time," one shocked user wrote.

Another awe-stuck viewer said: "My heart was beating so fast while I was holding my breath! And because *no spoilers* this took place in the evening & night it was really dark!!!!!! #Accused on #Netflix."

A third user said they had "anxiety" when watching the movie, and "had to close my eyes at some points." They also praised the actors for their "excellent performances".

"Netflix new movie - #accused wow wow wow and wow. The most anxiety-inducing film ever!!! Made me so angry watching it. Goes to show the dangerous side of social media and why what you tweet about people matters. WILD!!!!", a fourth user reviewed.

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Chaneil Kular stars as Harri in the movie. Credit: Dave Benett / Getty

The film is a certified hit on Rotten Tomatoes as it has a perfect score of 100 percent on the platform.

It is also very popular with critics, as Douglas Davidson for Elements of Madness gave the movie an excellent 5/5 rating, writing: "'Accused' enables the audience to see just what false journalism and mob mentality powered by xenophobia can do, daring you to look away even when the lead performance leaves you spellbound and still."

Harry Guerin for RTÉ added: "Imploring society to take a breath while simultaneously forcing its audience to hold theirs, Accused wraps in under 90 minutes but will leave you thinking for a lot longer."

You can watch Accused on Netflix now.

Featured image credit: Alavinphoto / Getty