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1 Day

  • Drama
  • Action
  • 2009
  • Penny Woolcock
  • 98 mins
  • 15

Summary

Crime drama starring Dylan Duffus as Flash, a small-time drug dealer under pressure to repay a debt to a vicious crime boss who has just been released from prison. With the police, three girlfriends and his grandma also on his tail, Flash's day goes from bad to worse.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

This urban drama about gang rivalries and drug-related violence in contemporary Birmingham takes an offbeat twist by having the cast start rapping in the midst of the action. Showcasing non-professionals from the local communities, enterprising director Penny Woolcock (Mischief Night) provides an authentic voice for her latest collaborative piece, which traces the escalating tensions caused when a young hustler (Dylan Duffus) has only one day to settle a debt with a ruthless dealer. Despite that potentially gripping premise, the film loses its way with a meandering tour of the neighbourhood. On the plus side, Woolcock's clear-sighted enough to show the attractions as well as the deadly cost of the drugs trade, yet thanks to the jarring hip-hop interpolations, the result is about as believable as West Side Story. Woolcock deserves praise for ambition, but this tumbles awkwardly into some netherworld between streetwise musical and social-conscience crime chronicle.

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Credits

Cast

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FlashDylan Duffus
PestOhran Whyte
AngelYohance Watson
EvilTobias Duncan

Crew

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DirectorPenny Woolcock

Details

Theatrical distributor
Vertigo
Released on
2009-11-06
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence and swearing.
Formats
Colour
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