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  • Drama
  • 2012
  • David Kew
  • 101 mins
  • 15

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.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Set against the backdrop of the 2012 Olympics, this convoluted, uninspired thriller is strewn with clichés 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.

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Credits

Cast

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Deeva JaniParminder Nagra
Clint O'ConnorJonas Armstrong
Sally WeaverKaya Scodelario
Andrea PattersonNichola Burley
DCI Edward StoneStephen Dillane
Ricky ShahGreg Chillin
Francesca MarchettoKierston Wareing
Elizabeth FitchMelanie Hill
Tony MarchettoMichael Socha
Jean WeaverEmma Fielding
Vipon JaniSebastian Nanena

Crew

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DirectorDavid Kew
DirectorNeil Thompson (2)

Details

Theatrical distributor
Cine-Britannia/Showbox HE
Released on
2012-09-07
Guidance
Violence, swearing, sex scenes.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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