Panic and intrigue grip the lives of a group of hardened factory workers with the arrival of a man they fear is a head-office spy sent to rob them of their redundancy payouts. The ruthless ...
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Panic and intrigue grip the lives of a group of hardened factory workers with the arrival of a man they fear is a head-office spy sent to rob them of their redundancy payouts. The ruthless baiting between top dog Jack and his men only intensifies when the pacifist of the group, Wesley, befriends the seemingly normal outsider, David. But when Wesley discovers David is hiding a much darker secret, the seeds are planted for an explosive finale that strikes like an emotional sledgehammer and seal the fate of The Nothing Men. Written by
We attended the opening night of the movie on a recommendation and didn't really know what to expect. What started out as light-hearted banter between the characters (think the café scene in reservoir dogs) soon became a lot darker and very powerful. The story and the tension build very well, and while in isolation some of the characters actions seem extreme, the story moves you along in a believable fashion from 5 guys sitting around shooting the breeze while they wait for their redundancy pay-outs, to something much more sinister. Ironically the movie is quite violent and certainly doesn't hold back on the 'colourful' language which might put off some female viewers, but at the same time it was my wife and her friend that were the most moved by the movie - as the back-story of one of the characters in particular is revealed. At the time of writing the movie only seems to be on at a few cinemas here in Oz but I would think this is destined to be a sleeper hit.
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