Twenty8k

  • 15
  • David Kew, Neil Thompson (2) (2012)
  • UK
  • 101 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

Set against the backdrop of the 2012 Olympics, this convoluted, uninspired thriller is strewn with clich├ęs and caricatures, which is surprising and disappointing given that it was co-written by Paul Abbott (Shameless, State of Play). Parminder Nagra works hard as the fashion executive who returns from Paris when brother Sebastian Nanena is arrested for murder. But her investigation lacks suspense and her encounters with social worker Jonas Armstrong, beautician Nichola Burley, thug Michael Socha and his croupier mum Kierston Wareing are as perfunctory as her run-ins with scowling cops Stephen Dillane and Derek Riddell. This surfeit of sketchy secondary characters and the signposted plot twists mean that the pacey but formulaic action rapidly loses credibility.

Plot Summary

A Paris-based executive returns to her London roots when her brother is arrested for involvement in a gang shooting. Convinced of his innocence, she goes in search of the truth, but as she faces vilification in the press and reprisals from the victim's family, she uncovers a conspiracy behind the crime. Thriller, starring Parminder Nagra and Jonas Armstrong.

Cast and crew

Cast

Deeva Jani
Parminder Nagra
Clint O'Connor
Jonas Armstrong
Sally Weaver
Kaya Scodelario
Andrea Patterson
Nichola Burley
DCI Edward Stone
Stephen Dillane
Ricky Shah
Greg Chillin
Francesca Marchetto
Kierston Wareing
Elizabeth Fitch
Melanie Hill
Tony Marchetto
Michael Socha
Jean Weaver
Emma Fielding
Vipon Jani
Sebastian Nanena

Crew

Director
David Kew
Director
Neil Thompson (2)

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Cine-Britannia/Showbox HE
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing, sex scenes.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 7 Sep 2012
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama