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New Town Killers (2008)

 -  Drama  -  12 June 2009 (UK)
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Two private bankers, Alistair and Jamie, who have the world at their feet get their kicks from playing a 12 hour game of hunt, hide and seek with people from the margins of society. Their ... See full summary »

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Alistair Raskolnikov
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Jamie Stewart
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Sean Macdonald
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Alice Kelly
Charles Mnene ...
Sam
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Tim Barrow ...
Restaurant Manager (as Timothy Barrow)
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News Footage Police Officer
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Man on Calton Hill
Rodd Christensen ...
Bank Security Guard
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Julie Stewart
Sheila Donald ...
Old Woman
Jenny Foulds ...
Police Officer 2
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Young Girl in Bus Station
John Gray ...
Homeless Man
Jamie Hayden ...
Manga Man (as Jamie Cho)
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Two private bankers, Alistair and Jamie, who have the world at their feet get their kicks from playing a 12 hour game of hunt, hide and seek with people from the margins of society. Their next target is Sean Macdonald a parentless teenager who lives with his sister on a housing estate on the outskirts of Edinburgh. She's in debt, he's going nowhere fast. Sean agrees to play for cash. He soon realises he's walked into twelve hours of hell where survival is the name of the game. Written by Independent

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One night. Two killers. Twelve grand. Play the game.

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12 June 2009 (UK)  »

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Oi dolofonoi tou New Town  »

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New Town Killers
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Edgy, thrilling and very very good!
10 January 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

One of the most creepy, scaring and ultimately thrilling films I've seen for a long time, New Town Killers benefits from some amazing performances, not least by Dougray Scott, who was never this menacing in Desperate Housewives (;-) LOL).

His presence on screen is brooding and claustrophobic, a real tour de force as a troubled soul with some very strange habits and preferences

  • and the rest of the cast more than stands up to be counted alongside


him.

Jobson's edgy, jumpy camera style simply adds to the tension, and by the end of the film, if you don't have clammy hands and find yourself short of breath as a result of feeling you are IN the movie, then I challenge you to check for a pulse. Really really good.


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