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In a structural mess of a story, the film starts near the end and then skips back and forth to tell the rise and fall of a sycophantic hustler who makes a name for himself in the world of organised crime by playing gangster.
With an overly long running time, the film could have been shorter, but then, considering how the backbone of the story is the lead's connections and how he exploits them all to his own advantage, it's difficult to pinpoint just what should have been cut, as the lead's snivelling demeanour becomes a swagger and then hubris, before his total lack of understanding the mentality of all those he's involved with leads to his downfall. He then reverts back to his snivelling old self, blames everybody else for his mistakes, relies on connections and walks off into the sunset.
Moral of the story? Kiss arse and you'll live a long and prosperous life.
And that's the problem with the whole film: there's not a single likable character. And while the film certainly doesn't glorify anything, I honestly couldn't have cared what happened to anyone in it, and found myself restlessly checking how much of the film was left every 5 or 10 minutes.
"Nameless", though, is at least adequate, because after the credits roll, you'll quickly forget about it.
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