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Good gripping and gritty. A very good British gangster film.
When it comes to gangster films, I like them to take you into the heart of the subject matter. I need to feel the intensity of the situations and dialogue and action. I want to be kept on tenterhooks and feel the threat of something about to happen that can change feeling and thoughts in an instant.
Thankfully The Wee Man ticks all of the above boxes.
Set in Glasgow in the 1970's, The Wee Man tracks the life of Paul Ferris and his rise through Scotland's underworld.
Ferris was a man that was feared and respected in equal terms and the film is once hard hitting but has moments of compassion and loyalty that perfectly balance out the script.
The film is not about glorifying violence, in fact it struck me as the total opposite. It shows the consequences of violence and crime during Ferris' life in Glasgow.
The film also posses great camera work, costume and acting. I won't give anymore away but will sum up by saying that The Wee Man is a very watchable and exciting British gangster film.
I will definitely watch this film again.
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