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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 »

Director:

Idris Elba

Writers:

Brock Norman Brock (screenplay by), Martin Stellman (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Idris Elba shares intimate details about his directorial debut Yardie, released in UK cinemas on Friday, Aug. 31.

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Cast

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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Box Office

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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Feature film directorial debut of Idris Elba. See more »

Quotes

D.: I always thought I'd go with the righteous.
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Soundtracks

My Jamaican Boy
Written by Grace Jones
Performed by Grace Jones
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Solid directional debut for Idris Elba
22 February 2018 | by Alexander_BlanchettSee all my reviews

Pretty decent directional debut of Idris Elba. It takes partly place in Jamaica and partly in London. It has quite interesting characters, even if they are at times a bit stereotype. But he tries to look beneath the dread locks and mostly successes. The lead actor Aml Ameen was very good and an excellent choice for the lead. Great performance, very sympathich and versatile. I did not like Stephen Graham who totally hammered it up. But the rest of the cast, that also involves a beautiful performance by Shantol Jackson and the kid who played the young "D" got perfectly directed by Elba. Its a crime story. A revenge story. The story itself is not new, maybe just the setting and circumstances. The film is accompanied with great music and the atmosphere was perfectly captured in general. The ending is good and satisfying (which is something rare these days...) All in all a recommendable film, but not one that will win awards.


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