Ex-heroin addict Richard is determined to stay clean but after being hauled in for police questioning thanks to a crooked friend he misses his contact visit with daughter Sabrina and learns from his ...
Illegal Chinese immigrant Ying is dependent upon Gao, brutal leader of the Snakehead gang, who sends her onto the streets of Brixton selling fake DVDs and fenced accessories. When she fails to earn ...
It isn't that all art has to say something I suppose...but the relentlessly downbeat quartet of stories here seems to have little to recommend it. Yes, I know there are lives this grim. So? Am I looking too hard for morals in stories?
There is no significant link between these stories, as though there were enough "art" in a couple happenstance connections (that lead nowhere) to warrant telling them together. I was unmoved and unimpressed. There is some fine acting in episode one, but the other stories were hard to make it through. This portrayal of lower classes in London will always stick with me (and maybe that is enough for making a series?) but there is nothing here to recommend passing along
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