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Honeytrap (2014)

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In Brixton, London, 15-year-old Layla gets sucked into gang activity.


Rebecca Johnson
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Credited cast:
Jessica Sula ... Layla
Lucien Laviscount ... Troy
Ntonga Mwanza ... Shaun
Naomi Ryan ... Shiree
Danielle Vitalis ... Tonisha
Lauren W. Johns Lauren W. Johns ... Jade (as Lauren Johns)
Tosin Cole ... Andre
Savannah Gordon-Liburd ... Laetitia
Modupe Adeyeye Modupe Adeyeye ... Ciara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Saudiq Baoku Saudiq Baoku ... Boy
Daniel Bertrand-Grell Daniel Bertrand-Grell ... Tiny
Ryan Calais Cameron Ryan Calais Cameron ... Jamal
Shane Hart ... Police Driver
Jerome Holder ... Nathan
Javine Hylton Javine Hylton ... Portia


Inspired by true events, it tells a story of fifteen-year-old Layla, who sets up the boy in love with her to be killed. When Troy discards her, Layla is left in ruins. She vows to rebuild herself as a hardened player in order to win him back and Shaun becomes a pawn in her game. Soon the forces she has set in motion are escalating out of control. The first UK urban drama seen from a girl's point of view, HONEYTRAP is authentically local in its setting but universal in its themes of passion, jealousy and revenge. We have not seen a character like Layla take centre-stage before and it's time her story to be told.

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Crime | Drama | Romance


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only half a job done
30 August 2016 | by mahonyjohn-02199See all my reviews

Read the good reviews but found the film stylistically confusing.sometimes a true life TV discovery channel reconstruction ,sometimes a TV melodrama with way too much use of music ,and on occasions a drama documentary with the camera and sound just hanging around. Lead actress held it all together with a spectacularly varied and deep

range of facial expressive work. Hated to be disappointed . Needed a more cultural base to give it heart in a community. And more cinematic approach ..too much use of music to emphasise emotionally what we should see within the shots and structure...and too many Dream sequences from the lead character which are an easy way out to character development...needed to come from within the character and/or mis en scene.

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Release Date:

23 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Brixton, London, England, UK

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1.78 : 1
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