2 items from 2016
The Fall of the Krays, 2016.
Directed by Zackary Adler.
Now established as the most feared gangsters in London, twins Ronnie and Reggie Kray must fight to keep their empire as dogged police officer Nipper Read closes in.
Following on from last year’s The Rise of the Krays, The Fall of the Krays picks up with twins Ronnie (Simon Cotton) and Reggie (Kevin Leslie), now successful club owners and ruling the London underworld using fear tactics. However, police detective Leonard ‘Nipper’ Read (Danny Midwinter) is determined to put the twins away, and as he persuades his bosses to let him reinvestigate the brothers and their activities it seems a few chinks in their armour are starting to appear as Reg’s marriage to Frances hits the rocks and Ronnie’s mental »
- Amie Cranswick
Bashar Al Issa, a bankrupt Middle Eastern entrepreneur and Aoife Madden, an unemployed Irish actress join up to make feature films. Their first movie will have an almost unheard-of budget for a British film of £20m. But there’s a problem – the money never actually comes in. Undeterred, Bashar and Aoife submit £8m of production accounts to the British taxman and claim £2.5m in film tax breaks. The authorities smell a rat. They investigate, arrest, and charge the producers, and then bail them.
While out on bail, the producers decide to prove their innocence by actually making a film. They hire Paul Knight, a former nightclub bouncer, now a self-made film director, whose credits are some unreleased and unfinished films uploaded to Youtube, to make their movie for just a £100,000. The title: “A Landscape of Lies.” Paul Knight recruits an unusual cast that include one of the presenters of ITV’s daytime show Loose Women, »
- Stuart Wright
2 items from 2016
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