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Victim -- Tyson (Ashley Chin), an east Londoner in his 20s, looks after his sister by day, and robs luxury flats at night. But his sister’s classroom encounters with an inspirational teacher (David Harewood) suggest that even very difficult lives can be turned around. Meanwhile, Tia (Ashley Madekwe), a girl from the other side of the tracks, enters Tyson’s life and allows him to glimpse another way of life.


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22 June 2012 (Ireland) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Ashley Chin ... Tyson

Ashley Madekwe ... Tia

Jason Maza ... Mannie

Anna Nightingale ... Davina

Michael Maris ... Jason

Letitia Wright ... Nyla
Shanika Warren-Markland ... Charmaine
Natasha Sparkes ... Yaren

David Harewood ... Mr. Ansah

Arnold Oceng ... Jayden

Frank Harper ... Colin

Nick Nevern ... Marky

Sebastian Street ... Bryan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stewart Bailey ... Nightclub Attendee
Daniel Braveboy ... Bar Man

Richie Campbell ... Joseph
Harry Capehorn ... Charles

Emma Louise Cargill ... Party girl
Jamie Davis ... Malcolm

Adam Deacon ... Zhartash
Lara Duke ... Party girl 2
Giggs ... Fat Justin
Tracey Greenwood ... Woman in Reception

Osy Ikhile ... Zimma
Jenny Jules ... Lorna

Michael Lindall ... Roger

Adrian Lukis ... Mr. Galsworthy
Gary Mavers ... Philip
Jordy Meya ... Victor
Andre Noyan ... Big Tel

Fredi 'Kruga' Nwaka ... Club Bouncer

Meaghan O'Neill ... Raver
Shaun Stone ... Teacher

Nick Thomas-Webster ... Nightclub Raver
Teodora Beric ... Party Goer (uncredited)
Rochelle De-Terville ... Party Goer (uncredited)
Nathan Rowland ... Party Goer (uncredited)
Stacey John Wood ... Raver (uncredited)

Directed by
Alex Pillai 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ashley Chin  written by
Michael Kyei 
Michael Maris  written by
Adrian Scott 

Produced by
John Adams .... line producer
Ashley Chin .... associate producer
Danny Donnelly .... executive producer
Danny Donnelly .... producer
Justin King .... associate producer
Michael Maris .... associate producer
Jason Maza .... producer
Mouktar Mohammed .... associate producer
Original Music by
Howard Rees 
Cinematography by
Peter Butler 
Film Editing by
Iain Mitchell 
Casting by
Anna Kennedy 
Production Design by
Lucy Gahagan 
Costume Design by
Charlie Jones 
Makeup Department
Gina Dowle .... makeup supervisor
Lucretia Foley-Train .... makeup artist
Cheryl Foreman .... makeup artist
Dominic Webb .... makeup designer
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Coffey .... third assistant director
Geoff Dibben .... first assistant director
Nick Nevern .... second unit director
Charles Oakden .... second assistant director
Mark Turner .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Chris Alford .... foley artist
Ben Baird .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Collingwood .... boom operator
Tim Dayman .... boom operator
Joe Kelly .... boom operator
Chips Paul .... sound editor
Chips Paul .... sound effects editor
Chips Paul .... sound re-recording mixer
Nick Roberts .... adr/foley mixer
Rachael Tate .... boom operator
Matthew Weeks .... sound recordist
Rob Western .... boom operator
Gary Connery .... stunt coordinator
Andy Smart .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Derek Abel .... assistant camera
Ajay Arora .... focus puller
John Harper .... focus puller
Roland Keane .... camera facilities coordinator
Richard Mason .... gaffer
Gordon McMillan .... focus puller
Mark Sneddon .... focus puller
Tom Sugden .... lighting technician
Tim Watchorn .... additional cinematographer
Casting Department
Johnny Lynch .... extras casting (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Steven Forrester .... assembly editor
Pat Wintersgill .... colorist
Music Department
Danny Donnelly .... music supervisor
Other crew
Rebecca Coley .... script supervisor
Lorene Farrugia .... second script supervisor
Graeme Mackenzie .... location manager
Sheila McNaught .... additional script supervisor
Jenna Mills .... production coordinator
Lola Talabi .... third assistant director

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Additional Details

86 min
Aspect Ratio:
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Low budget but surprisingly good, 23 July 2014
Author: yeltzmanmatt from Birmingham, England

Victim is a small drama set in London. It follows a young man trying to cope with raising his sister alone whilst pursuing a life of crime to help him fund it. The main message of the film unsurprisingly given the title is that everyone is a victim in some way. It does raise some interesting questions though it's message that sometimes crime is the only way doesn't sit easily with me.

It's grim setting is perfect for the tone of the film. The script is a bit uneven and the relationship between the two main characters is somewhat underplayed and flimsy. However the story moves along at a quick pace and there is more than enough to keep your interest during it's short running time. The film really succeeds due to a charismatic performance by Ashley Chin as Tyson. The rest of the performances from a largely inexperienced cast are pretty mixed but there are no awful performances.

There are a few violent scenes but nothing too bad and there are a few well thought out scenes. Many films fail on there ending but this one did succeed for me, being both unexpected and poignant.

Overall, once I got past the first 15 minutes, I did enjoy this film and found it to be a worthwhile effort. Worth watching if you're in the mood for some grim drama.

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