Living as pariahs on the outskirts of Gloucestershire, three generations of Cutlers, the infamous family of professional criminals, spend their time planning the next heist and mocking the police. But, more and more, Chad, the eldest son who is under the wing of Colby, the family's patriarch and the one who pulls all the strings, finds himself wavering from his desire to live a quiet life with his wife and son away from crime, and his fearful respect to his father. Then Colby devises a plan, targeting a private art collection, and a lifetime of bad decisions, senseless violence, and crime will begin to collapse, underlining the fact that Chad, his father's worthy son and heir, needs to make up his mind. Will Chad summon up the courage to stand up for himself and spread his wings, or will he break up the family? After all, he's only got one.Written by
Written by Wilbert Harrison
Published by Wilberton Music Publishers c/o/ Artists Rights Enforcement Corp.
Performed by C. 'Happy' Thomas
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What's the focus of the movie?
Trepass against us, presented at the Toronto Film Festival in 2016, would like to tell so much, without however having the time and the tools to do so. It is unclear what theme the film is about to focus on. The spectator is confronted with the difficulties of nomadic life, father-son relationship, education and redemption, without however finding the time to immerse himself completely in any of them. The film, and often the spectator, feels the weight of two figures, such as Fassbender and Gleeson, who cover the roles of Chad and Colby. It would be understandable if one doubted that the two of were involved in the project to give him a boost (perhaps it needed it) rather than believing that their characters were so articulated that they needed the two actors' talent. Director Adam Smith, at his debut, is capable of talking about chases, sequences of action, and some hint of gangster comedy. It gives the movie adrenaline and the elements to be watchable, but not more than that. Often you are wondering why what you see is so as it is, as you are thinking that some characters have nothing to do with the world they live in. For example Chad. This is due to the rush of the director to arrive at the clue of the story, related to the characterization of the characters, which if is not flat, is mainstream and even trivial. This does not mean that the film is not touching, but it is less reflective than it should, and perhaps it would want to be.
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