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The Veteran (2011)

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A soldier returning from the war in Afghanistan uncovers a conspiracy involving the intelligence services and a gang of drug dealers.

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Matthew Hope
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toby Kebbell ... Robert Miller
Adi Bielski ... Alayna Wallace
Tony Curran ... Chris Turner
Ashley Thomas ... Tyrone Jones
Tom Brooke ... Danny Turner
Ivanno Jeremiah ... Fahad Sahal
Brian Cox ... Gerry Langdon
Mem Ferda ... Hakeem
Eboseta Ayemere Eboseta Ayemere ... Ryan Sahal
Brendon Read Brendon Read ... Big Benny
Selva Rasalingam ... Fawwaz Abdullah
Christopher Peter Smith Christopher Peter Smith ... Omar
Conrad Peters ... Khaled
Steve Weston Steve Weston ... Ramush Jashari
Adrian Bouchet ... Chechen 1
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A soldier returning from the war in Afghanistan uncovers a conspiracy involving the intelligence services and a gang of drug dealers.

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, pervasive language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

O Veterano See more »

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Budget:

GBP2,100,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,229
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The social housing complex that Miller is living in is the Heygate estate at Elephant and Castle. You can see the Strata in one of the scene where Miller broke through some barricade to have the night view. The Heygate has since been demolished to make way for Elephant Park by Lend Lease. See more »

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Gerry Langdon: The organizing principle of any society is for war. The basic authority of the modern state over its people resides in its war powers. Today it's oil, tomorrow, water. It's what we like to call the GOD business: Guns, Oil, and Drugs. But there is a problem. Our way of life, its over. It's unsustainable and in rapid decline. That's why we implement demand destruction. We continue to make money as the world burns. But for this to work the people have to remain ignorant of the problem ...
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This Film is dedicated in loving memory to Deverok Pritchard (1939-2008) See more »

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Written and Performed by Ben Medcalf
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Woah! Brill ending rewards patience in this great Brit drama
12 September 2011 | by tombrookes2007See all my reviews

Toby Kebbel is excellent as the veteran, returning to his London council estate following retiring from army duty. The decorated soldier struggles to find work and so gets involved in an anti terrorist undercover role, tailing an informant (the team being led by Brian Cox). Whilst this is going on he tries to help his friend against the neighbourhood hoodie gang, who are brainwashing his brother into the local gang culture.

Dark, gritty, slow to build up but gripping and exciting (and threatening) this Brit flick is a great watch. Miller (Kebbel) then realises all is not what it first seemed and has to find a way out and rectify a situation he is struggling to deal with. The thing that made it for me was the arguably non sell out ending, remaining in keeping with the film and rewarding the viewers patience with the story and slower first half. It is far from perfect, but with a forgiving film fan head, this film may surprise a few and entertain, and that is the point.

Definitely a top 20 film of 2011 and it's non blockbuster status will make it an even better watch for admirers of this sort of film and content, a modern underdog fighting back styled film.

This film is similar to Harry Brown, Taxi Driver and Outlaw.


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