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Yardie (2018)

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Set in '70s Kingston and '80s Hackney, Yardie centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), who has never fully recovered from the murder, committed during his childhood,... See full summary »

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Idris Elba

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antwayne Eccleston Antwayne Eccleston ... Young D
Fraser James ... Piper
Aml Ameen ... D
Rayon McLean Rayon McLean ... Skeets
Mark Rhino Smith ... Raggz
Sheldon Shepherd ... King Fox
Christopher Daly Christopher Daly ... Marcus
Reshawna Douglas Reshawna Douglas ... Young Yvonne
Alexandra Vaz Alexandra Vaz ... Beverley
Chris-Ann Fletcher Chris-Ann Fletcher ... Claudette
Paul Haughton Paul Haughton ... Rupie
Everaldo Creary ... Jerry Dread
Carol Lawes Carol Lawes ... Gran
Raheim Edwards Raheim Edwards ... Young Clancy
Sean Lyn Sean Lyn ... Mr. Cheung
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Set in '70s Kingston and '80s Hackney, Yardie centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), who has never fully recovered from the murder, committed during his childhood, of his older brother Jerry Dread (Everaldo Creary). D grows up under the wing of a Kingston Don and music producer named King Fox (Sheldon Shepherd). Fox dispatches him to London, where he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart, Yvonne (Shantol Jackson), and his daughter who he's not seen since she was a baby. He also hooks up with a soundclash crew, called High Noon. But before he can be convinced to abandon his life of crime and follow "the righteous path", he encounters the man who shot his brother 10 years earlier, and embarks on a bloody, explosive quest for retribution - a quest which brings him into conflict with vicious London gangster Rico (Stephen Graham). Written by Studiocanal

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Crime | Drama

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 2018 (UK) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$20,047, 17 March 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$21,718, 17 March 2019
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Warp Films, BFI Film Fund See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Idris Elba proposed to his girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre at a screening of the film in East London. See more »

Quotes

D.: I always thought I'd go with the righteous.
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My Jamaican Boy
Written by Grace Jones
Performed by Grace Jones
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Yardie - Passion project for Idris Elba
6 September 2018 | by brankovranjkovicSee all my reviews

Documentary drama, BBC Films / B.F.I. production.

Set in 1970's & 80's Jamaica and London.

The protagonist ('D' or Dennis) is traumatised by his brother's murder, can he forgive or avenge the killer? 'D' is sent to London to deliver a 1KG bag of cocaine. The film had moments of excellence, though I imagine that was due to accomplished editing rather than talented directing. Some of the Rasta dialogue was hard to understand, but stick with it - you'll generally get the gist.

This is an effective commentary on the current state of violent in London / UK.

The themes explored are crime, revenge, family, drugs, and black culture.

Worth a watch.


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