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Down Terrace -- Patriarchs of a small crime family deal with infighting and an informant in their midst.
Down Terrace --  	A crime family looks to unmask the police informant in their midst who threatens to take down their business.

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Director:
Writers:
Ben Wheatley (written by) &
Robin Hill (written by)
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Release Date:
15 October 2010 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
You're only as good as the people you know. See more »
Plot:
A crime family looks to unmask the police informant in their midst who threatens to take down their business. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Black Comedy of (Dis) Loyalty in a Gangster Family See more (15 total) »

Cast

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Robin Hill ... Karl

Robert Hill ... Bill
Julia Deakin ... Maggie

David Schaal ... Eric
Kerry Peacock ... Valda

Tony Way ... Garvey
Mark Kempner ... Councillor Berman

Michael Smiley ... Pringle

Gareth Tunley ... Jon
Kali Peacock ... Helen Garvey
Kitty Blue ... Pringle's Child
Luke Hartney ... Spitz
Simon Smith ... Bill's Band Member #1
Paul George ... Bill's Band Member #2
Simon Walker ... Bill's Band Member #3
Janet Hill ... Mrs. Pringle
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sara Dee ... Radio Reporter (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Ben Wheatley 
 
Writing credits
Ben Wheatley (written by) &
Robin Hill (written by)

Produced by
Robin Hill .... executive producer
Henry Normal .... executive producer
Andrew Starke .... producer
James Studholme .... executive producer
Pete Tombs .... executive producer
Ben Wheatley .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jim Williams 
 
Cinematography by
Laurie Rose (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robin Hill 
Ben Wheatley (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Joao do Valle .... sound (as Joao Valle)
Rob Entwistle .... sound mixer
Andy Hoare .... sound
Sarah Hunt .... sound (as Sara Hunt)
Martin Pavey .... supervising sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Omand .... assistant camera
David Warren .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Perry Gibbs .... colorist
Justin Tillett .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Stephen Thrower .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Sara Dee .... voice artist (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Phil Budden .... special thanks: Topic Records
Chelsea Chandler .... special thanks
Penny Dodds .... special thanks
Frank Grantham .... special thanks
Janet Hill .... special thanks
Claire Jones .... special thanks
Amy Jump .... special thanks
Sue Peacock .... special thanks
Tim Peacock .... special thanks
Simon Smith .... special thanks
Sandy Wilson .... special thanks: Light in the Attic Records (as Sandy)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, pervasive language and some drug use
Runtime:
USA:89 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA (2010) | New Zealand:R18 | Singapore:M18 | USA:R (certificate #45961)

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Black Comedy of (Dis) Loyalty in a Gangster Family, 28 January 2015
Author: l_rawjalaurence from London

Set in a mundane suburban area of Kent, DOWN TERRACE is the blackest of black comedies involving a family headed by Bill (Robin Hill) who in collaboration with his son Karl (Robin Hill) tries to discover the identity of an informant who shopped them to the police and thereby confined them to prison. There are several suspects among their intimate group, notably Eric (David Schaal), Garvey (Tony Way), and Councillor Berman (Mark Garvey). Meanwhile Eric and his wife Maggie (Julia Deakin) object to Karl's continuing relationship with Valda (Kerry Peacock).

Ably performed in semi-improvised style by a first-rate cast, Ben Wheatley's film emphasizes the culture of mistrust that permeates this so-called close network of criminals. Although professing loyalty to one another through frequent hugs and epithets ("You know I love you"), it's clear that no one really can rely on anyone else to be truthful either in their behavior or their responses to one another. This is a dog-eat-dog community in which only the fittest can survive. There are some gory moments in the film, but they are handled with such panache that we understand Wheatley"s purpose in including them - in a world where 'good' and 'evil' no longer exist, every behavioral move can be seen as absurd, even comic.

Tautly filmed with an astute use of close-up, pans and two-shots in tight spaces, DOWN TERRACE is a low (or perhaps) no-budget piece of work that nonetheless confirms the director's mastery of cinematic form. Highly recommended.

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