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London to Brighton

London to Brighton

Paul Andrew Williams (2006)

82min
18 Certificate
Saturday 10pm - 11:45pm London Live
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Review

Our Score
Powerful, harrowing and gripping, Paul Andrew Williams's feature debut is a brutally raw thriller. Reminiscent of Mike Leigh's Naked in its restless intensity and kitchen-sink grimness, this assured crime drama finds prostitute Lorraine Stanley ordered by her pimp (Johnny Harris) to procure underage, homeless and desperate Georgia Groome for a millionaire gangster. The depraved assignation ends in the client's death and his son wants revenge on the unlikely duo, who flee for their lives (making the journey of the title), with Harris in hot pursuit. What follows is a suspenseful build to a surprise twist, shot through with the seediest of atmospheres. The performances are frighteningly realistic, but it's the core relationship between Stanley and Groome that anchors the debased humanity with emotional heart. Pulling no punches visually or verbally, it's an upsetting watch. But it's also exhilarating because it dares to venture beyond the usual content of the British gangster movie into more thought-provoking and psychologically layered areas.

Summary

A prostitute is ordered by her pimp to supply him with an underage homeless girl for one of his clients, a wealthy gangster. The client is later discovered dead by his son, who wants revenge, and the unfortunate pair board a train to Brighton in a desperate bid to escape the thug's clutches. Crime thriller, starring Lorraine Stanley, Georgia Groome, Johnny Harris and Sam Spruell.

Cast & Crew

Kelly Lorraine Stanley
Joanne Georgia Groome
Derek Johnny Harris
Stuart Allen Sam Spruell
Duncan Allen Alexander Morton
Chum Nathan Constance
Charlie David Keeling
Tony Jamie Kenna
Karen Chloe Bale
Tracey Claudie Blakley
Director Paul Andrew Williams
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Violence, swearing and drug abuse. Available on: Available on DVD Released on: 1 Dec 2006

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