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Hyena (2014)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1 May 2015 (USA)
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Good policing doesn't necessarily mean doing everything by the book. But as the business of crime in London turns to favour the Albanians and Turks, how does a "good" policeman survive?

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Gerard Johnson

Writer:

Gerard Johnson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Ferdinando ... Michael
Stephen Graham ... David Knight
Neil Maskell ... Martin
Elisa Lasowski ... Ariana
MyAnna Buring ... Lisa
Richard Dormer ... Nick Taylor
Gordon Brown Gordon Brown ... Chris
Tony Pitts ... Keith
Orli Shuka ... Nikolla Kabashi
Gjevat Kelmendi Gjevat Kelmendi ... Rezar Kabashi
Thomas Craig ... Harrison
Lorenzo Camporese Lorenzo Camporese ... John Noonan
Shaban Arifi ... Spartak
Alfred Doda Alfred Doda ... Berat
Mem Ferda ... Akif Dikman
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Storyline

Michael Logan is a police detective in London. His area is drugs and this brings him into contact with European drug syndicates. Logan is happy to turn a blind eye to their dealings, for a cut, or confiscate suppliers' merchandise for their own profit. So far he and his equally-crooked police colleagues have done quite well out of this. Then a deal he was planning with a member of a Turkish drug cartel goes sour and the balance of power swings to an Albanian gang, run by two brothers, the Kabashis. Logan quickly aims to provide the Albanians with the same service he provided the Turks, but they aren't easily lead. Meanwhile, he an his colleagues are being investigated by Internal Affairs. Just to make his life more complicated, he has been seconded to a vice task force, run by a former colleague whom he does not get along with. Written by grantss

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hyena See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,401

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,586
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Film4, Number 9 Films See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

While Ariana and Lisa are in the flat waiting for Michael, the TV is showing an old Norman Wisdom comedy. Norman Wisdom is still highly regarded in Albania, Ariana's homeland. See more »

Quotes

Nick Taylor: My... name is... My name is Detective Inspector Nick Taylor... Michael Owen... IS GUILTY OF CORRUPTION!... THEFT!... EXTORTION!... INTIMIDATING WITNESSES! BRIBERY! YOU WANT ME TO GO ON? EH? ASSAULT! FRAUD!...
Michael: SHUT UP!
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Dragons In Paradise
Performed by The The
Written by Matt Johnson
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Great, Dark, Gloomy, glimpse into the world of police officers
14 October 2015 | by johannlafon-27643See all my reviews

First of all, if you do not get what this movie is truly about. Don't watch it, bothering to comment on how you don't get the point. That being said, which might be a bit upsetting for some. This film was really an enjoyable experience, in the sense that it is quite rare to watch the guts pouring out of honest film making. The acting is brilliant, tone is consistent throughout the film, which is rare enough to be mentioned. It is quite graphic, since most people experienced breaking bad, it is OK. Soundtrack by "the the" adds to the magnetic feel of the film. The action is driven, captivating, edgy. This is how more movies need to be made. I won't even compare to other, bigger budget, commercially successful gangster films. I won't explain the end since I found it quite good. Bonus if you read the anecdote section. Liked this movie a lot as you can tell by now. Thanks if you took time to read this review.


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