A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.
A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns.
The film gives a nod to director Brian De Palma with an apparently seamless 2+ minute tracking shot, traveling through multiple interior and exterior locations to reveal the first murder victim. See more »
During the camera panning at >20min. when Wood is riding his bike and parks it by the fence and passes the tree, the camera cues anew. Wood's arm nearest the camera after he exits the tree does not match the way it was positioned when he entered behind the tree. See more »
There is no way of finding a single absolute truth, an irrefutable argument which might help answer the questions of mankind. Philosophy, therefore, is dead, because whereof we cannot speak, thereof we must be silent.
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This could be a good "who done it?" film with an interesting and clever story about an American student and an English professor who manage to solve the mystery of murders in Oxford society with the help of mathematics' symbols, puzzles and theories. But the lack of narrative style from Alex de la Iglesia (even though his long "traveling" shots without ending before the first murder are very interesting) and a plot full of mathematic explanations (even though are not so believable) damaged the film. Most of all we don't even have the proper character development, everyone there seems a caricature (especially the Russian student) and with not a good reason to exist (they are all suspects for the murders, that's the clue!) and most of the performances are "wooden" (Wood looks tiny in the central role without the ability to carry out the character) with the exception of Leona Watling (even though her character is irrelevant with the plot). Original music (Goya award) at least (from one of the greatest music composers, Roque Banos) holds the trill and tension to the end
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