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Anuvahood -- Meet Kenneth. He thinks he's got the moves. He thinks he's got the swagger. He thinks he can spit bars. But in reality, he's a WASTEMAN!
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  (in credits order)

Adam Deacon ... Kenneth
Darwood Grace ... Omar
Femi Oyeniran ... Bookie
Ollie Barbieri ... Enrique
Leon Black ... Clint
Jazzie Zonzolo ... T.J.
Michael Vu ... Lesoi

Richie Campbell ... Tyrone

Jaime Winstone ... Yasmin

Paul Kaye ... Tony

Ashley Walters ... Cracks

Terry Stone ... Terry
Eddie Kadi ... Tunde
Perry Benson ... Brian
Dolly Adams ... Mrs. Dennison
Linda Robson ... Pauline
Richard Blackwood ... Russell

Levi Roots ... Busker

Wil Johnson ... Mike

Jason Maza ... Darren
Jocelyn Jee Esien ... Tasha
Ashley Chin ... Mo

Michael Maris ... Big T

Alex Macqueen ... Edward (as Alex MacQueen)

Doon Mackichan ... Patricia

Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace ... Maria

Mark Harris ... Tommy (as Mark Cooper Harris)
Jammer ... Murkleman
Jayda Hassan ... Lily
Connor Donaghey ... Jack
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lethal Bizzle ... Lloyd
Mz Bratt ... Shay
Daniel Braveboy ... Shopper

Sacha Chang ... Nicole
Frankie Clarence ... Jonah
Chloe Craven ... Herself
Alanna Flynn ... Chavvy Laimsbury Girl
Portia Freno ... Persia
Giggs ... Nephew
Andrew Harrison ... Jerry (as Tiny Iron)

Phoenix James ... Resident
Cornell John ... Yardie
Keith Milner ... Shopper
Big Narstie

Bhasker Patel ... Shopkeeper

Gino Picciano ... Shopper
Carmell Roche ... Kesha
Terry Seager ... Postman
Ben Stylianou ... Cafe owner
Sabrina Thompson-Marshall ... Carly
Kiem Vu ... Kim
Kevin Wenman ... Policeman
Nick Embassy ... Nick The Prostestor (uncredited)

Lisa Gifford ... Laimsburys Shopper (uncredited)

Lewis James ... Gangster's Den G (uncredited)

Andi Jashari ... Estate Gang Member (uncredited)

George Keywood ... Extra - fight scene (uncredited)

Louis Taylor ... Shopper (uncredited)

Directed by
Adam Deacon 
Daniel Toland 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Adam Deacon 
Michael Vu 

Produced by
Laurence Brown .... co-producer
Ben Cain .... associate producer
Andrew Chapman .... line producer
Mike Diamond .... executive producer
Patrick Fischer .... co-producer
Peter F. Gardner .... co-producer
Alex Georgiou .... associate producer
Mark Harris .... executive producer
Tony Jimenez .... executive producer
Alex Joseph .... associate producer
Richard Kondal .... co-producer
Justin Marciano .... executive producer
Ajay Parkash .... executive producer
Terry Stone .... producer
Nick Taussig .... producer
Daniel Toland .... producer
Paul Van Carter .... producer
Original Music by
Chad Hobson 
Cinematography by
Felix Wiedemann 
Film Editing by
Seth Bergstrom 
Production Design by
Matthew Button 
Art Direction by
Daniela Faggio 
Costume Design by
Rob Nicholls 
Makeup Department
Natalie Abizadeh .... makeup artist
Elle Baird .... make-up and hair designer
Nikki Belding .... makeup artist
Lynn Doron .... makeup daily
Chloe Muton-Phillips .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Lee Brazier .... executive in charge of production: AV Pictures
Joe Kotroczo .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alex Kaye-Besley .... second assistant director
Adam Morris .... first assistant director
Art Department
Joshua Baker .... graphics
Cathy Featherstone .... production buyer
Luke Gledsdale .... assistant art director
Neil Jenkins .... standby art director
Melanie Light .... stand-by props
Marius Pogaceanu .... propmaster
Mark Stevenson-Ellis .... production buyer
Alexandra Toomey .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Frank Barlow .... sound assistant: dailies
Louise Brown .... assistant foley editor
Ed Coltman .... assistant sound editor
Naomi Dandridge .... adr recordist
Neel Dhorajiwala .... sound editor
Greg Hagen .... boom operator
Paul Hanks .... foley artist
Matthew Hansell .... boom operator
Alex Joseph .... sound re-recording mixer
Alex Joseph .... supervising sound editor
Richard Kondal .... co-supervising sound editor
Richard Kondal .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Street .... sound re-recording mixer
Rachael Tate .... second boom operator
Simon Trundle .... foley mixer
Ian Waggott .... foley artist
Kieron Wolfson .... production sound mixer (as Kieron Teather)
Kieron Wolfson .... sound effects editor (as Kieron Teather)
Special Effects by
Mike Ralph .... main titles
Visual Effects by
David Chapman .... visual effects artist
Levan Doran .... stunt coordinator
Vincent Keane .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Sam Alberg .... additional gaffer
Owen Billcliffe .... still photographer
Nicholas Britt .... electrician
Stephen Cornacchia .... second assistant camera
Marc Covington .... steadicam operator
Anthony Dias .... dit tech
Warwick Drucker .... key grip
Alex Edyvean .... gaffer
Steven Gardner .... first assistant camera
Trevor Henen .... first assistant camera
Karl Hui .... first assistant camera
Jim Nicholas James .... best boy
Stephanie Kennedy .... second unit: second assistant camera
Ed Lancaster .... grip
Brian Lockyer .... camera trainee
Joel Rainsley .... best boy
Casting Department
Jonson D'Angelo .... extras casting
Johnny Lynch .... extras casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lorna Gillieron .... costume supervisor
Laura Metcalf .... standby costume
Editorial Department
Emma McQuillen .... post-production assistant
Matthew Troughton .... colorist
Mark Yeshin .... assistant editor
Music Department
Dave Goulding .... music supervisor
Arnold Hattingh .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
James Powell .... runner driver
Other crew
Jasmine Becker-Williams .... runner
Laurence Brown .... production legal services
Lola Dauda .... script supervisor
George French .... runner
Daniel Len Frost .... medic
Richard George .... location manager
Kate Glover .... production coordinator
Nicole Gregory .... unit publicist
Chris Hainsworth .... Finance Executive AV Pictures
Emma Kayee .... production assistant
Ben Casciello Rogers .... runner
Joe Sharp .... runner
Harry Sloan .... runner
Paul Van Carter .... script editor

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UK:88 min

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26 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
An objective opinion?, 23 March 2011
Author: hollywood_is_burning from London

Many would claim that the mark of good filmmaking, or of any art, is some kind of subtext; a message being expressed by the artist that requires some sort of analysis, some level of thought or investigation on the part of the viewer. This message may not be one the viewer agrees with, but it is always something that stirs the mind and creates a debate. It would be all too easy to claim that Adam Deacon's "Anuvahood" is devoid of any artistic merit not only due to its lack of any subtext or discernible intelligence, but also because it lacks narrative fluidity, realistic character development and any real purpose beyond exploiting its niche target audience and pilfering their cash at the box office.

This film has not had a good reception. "The worst film of all time." "America gets Scorsese and DeNiro. We get Clarke and Deacon." Film critics loathed it. They walked out en masse at preview screenings. What's the betting that the majority of them were white, middle-class and considerable past the age of 20? This is not to say that I myself am none of these, but merely that films like Anuvahood have a very clear target audience, and to classify that audience as unintelligent or unworthy of entertainment is patronising and small-minded. No, what is needed to enjoy this film is not to be a member of this niche, but simply to have an appreciation of cultures other than your own. The cameos by urban British musicians, references to grime tracks, humour based on obscure slang and scene in-jokes. This is not a level of humour to be hated because it's juvenile or moronic. These same sorts of surreal references are made in plenty of respectable sitcoms and comedies. Those who choose to criticise a piece of entertainment so clearly not targeted at them simply don't understand it. I'm sure many young black people from urban areas will feel no connection or respect for Anuvahood, but that's because the target audience is not "black people" or "teenagers" or "city folk", it's a culture; those who love grime, UK funky, channel AKA, the Jazzie Show, Kidulthood, SBTV, Sidewinder, Eskimo Dance, speaking in slang, cotchin in the blocks. If you don't know what any of that meant, then this film was not for you.

Do you critics not remember a time where your parents would bang on your door and ask you to turn that rubbish down? When they didn't understand what it was that made youth culture vibrant and exciting to you? When you grew up and the art you enjoyed in your youth became respectable with time and seemed superior to contemporary popular culture? Elvis' movies were awful. Clunky dialogue, wooden performances, weak narratives. A Hard Days Night and Yellow Submarine were hardly moments of cinematic triumph. But these films exist as documents of a time where the youth were excited and creative and made and enjoyed art that reflected their lives and sensibilities. The Beatles were told to cut their hair and turn it down. Elvis was told to stop being so goddamn sexy and sinful. Now Adam Deacon is being told to speak proper English and make a film about something film critics can relate to. Maybe for Anuvahood 2 we'll see him living in Hampstead and attempting to become a Guardian columnist to disastrous effect, or opening a vegan café in Primrose Hill so he can afford a holiday home in the Lake District.

That is all.

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