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Dave's a petty criminal living on drugs and violence in London. When his actions kill his best friend, he's propelled into feelings of shame and remorse. Discovering Islam, he begins to find peace but his old life comes back to test him.

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... Dave
... Uncle Jimmy
David Spinx ... Micky
... Tariq
Claire-Louise Cordwell ... Theresa
Ashley Chin ... Amjad
Joel Beckett ... Kenny
... Lee
... Tony
Ann Theato ... Micky's Wife
... Old Gangster
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Mohammed Ali ... Mosque Visitor
Douglas Banks ... Pub customer (as Douglas Hall)
... Drunk Hipster
Belinda Campbell ... Dalston Clubber
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Dave's a petty criminal living on drugs and violence in London. When his actions kill his best friend, he's propelled into feelings of shame and remorse. Discovering Islam, he begins to find peace but his old life comes back to test him.

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13 February 2015 (UK)  »

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Hó az édenkertben  »

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Brit London Crime film that is actually very good
3 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

The synopsis of this indie film is that our main man, Dave, is a petty criminal who works for his rather unsavoury uncle – Jim. He does this by running errands and being a lower rank foot soldier. He also likes a taste of the goods now and then too as it's always drugs in with crime. He has a best mate in Tariq – who says 'Bruv' at the end of nigh on every sentence which becomes more annoying than a car alarm.

Well Dave messes up and Tariq pays the price – then in a pique of remorse Dave runs off and discovers Islam; but the past was always going to catch up with him. Now despite that synopsis the Islam part is actually downplayed and is only one of the many facets that go to make this film actually work. The acting is all very strong Martin Askew as Uncle Jimmy is completely terrifying and actually co-wrote this too. The camera work is very good and tries really hard to have art-house shots and it pulls it off convincingly.

There is some violence and it is nasty but it is very tastefully done – in that it is mostly off screen. Many indie crime Brit films have been of poor quality lately this I am glad to say is one that raises the bar and shows what can be done with a decent script and a committed group of actors.


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