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Saxon (2007)

An ex-con returns to the corrupt housing estate where he grew up to investigate the disappearance of a quiz champion.

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... Eddie
... Fishmonger
... Fishmonger
James Stokes ... Fishmonger
Tony O'Leary ... Salmon
Ashley Sadanandan ... Ali
... Rahim
... Linda
Henry Kelly ... Nicko
Michael Davidson ... Contestant
Kerry O'Halloran ... Contestant
Paul McNeilly ... Kevin
Leigh Woodward ... Iris - Twin
Jodie Woodward ... Poppy - Twin
... Lighterlady
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Soon after leaving prison, EDDIE has his eye cut out by a loan shark chasing an old debt. Eddie's other eye will only be spared upon repayment. Desperate for cash, Eddie phones LINDA, a childhood sweetheart. She lives in Saxon - a nightmare sprawl of boarded-up and crumbling flats run by a corrupt council. But Linda is very wealthy. Her husband won a million pounds on a TV quiz show. She draws Eddie back to Saxon: the place where he grew up; the place where his mother works as a prostitute; the place where he murdered a bailiff. When Eddie arrives, Linda offers him a reward to find her missing husband whom she fears dead. Eddie turns amateur investigator and so embarks on a comically gruesome journey through a surreal underworld. Written by Greg Loftin

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A surreal western set on a corrupt housing estate


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Linda: Kevin's missing. Been gone two weeks.
Eddie: Where is he?
Linda: [annoyed] He's *missing.*
Eddie: Did he leave any money?
Linda: What?
Eddie: That come out wrong, sorry.
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Refreshing script with a sensational cast
19 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

A refreshing UK offering that strikes a great balance between urban crime story and social comment tinged with just the right amount of comic relief. Terrific characters brought to life by a great cast. Slow at first but the tension that is created is well worth it - you are drawn down the often dark journey with hints of light allowed to shine. You just never know when and how. The sensational acting does not let the script down. One hopes that this first film of Greg Loftin will pave the way for new investment so that his next film does not have to be on such a shoe string budget. Not that it suffered from a low budget - the script and acting make up for it completely.


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