Dir: John Mackenzie, 1980, UK, 109 mins, Cert: 18
Sun 12 July 2015 // 20:00
Tickets: £5 / £4
If your idea of a British gangster pic stops short somewhere in the glossy nineties, then think again. MacKenzie’s gritty depiction of 1980’s London Docklands shenanigans is one of the greatest, with fantastic performances from Bob Hoskins and the remarkable Helen Mirren.
Hoskins plays Harold Shand, a businessman with high ambitions. Ahead of the curve, and spotting the development potential of London’s derelict Docklands, he tries to broker the deal of his life, only to face up to the longest Good Friday going, as his associates are murdered, and his businesses bombed.
Presented here as a 2K DCP restoration, it’s the perfect chance to see Hoskins in the intense role he was made for, taking in a classic British character actor spot or two along the way.
"A(nother) chance to see Bob Hoskins in arguably his most iconic role" ★★★★ Little White Lies
"sheer brilliance" ★★★★★ Observer
"classic Brit gangster melodrama" ★★★★ Guardian
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