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LONDON TO BRIGHTON

UK, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Euro Debuts)

Director: Paul Andrew Williams

LONDON TO BRIGHTON

“[A] cracking debut feature with enough clout to kick the door in.” - The Guardian London to Brighton is a British gangland thriller by way of Ken Loach. It's 3.07am and two girls burst into a rundown public toilet in London. Kelly, a tough Cockney prostitute, has a livid black eye. Twelve year-old Joanne's clothes are torn and she's hysterical. Stuart, a dead-eyed mobster, just found his father bleeding to death and he wants answers. Derek, Kelly's slime-ball pimp, needs to find her or it will be him who pays. Dextrously cutting between present and past, Paul Andrew Williams (nominated for a BAFTA for Most Promising Newcomer) intensifies the nightmarish stakes without ever slipping into lock-schlock territory. His underworld is the real thing, filled with base-line sociopaths, grisly killings and wringing tension. Contains scenes that may offend

D/S Paul Andrew Williams P Al Clark, Ken Marshall, Rachel Robey, Paul Andrew Williams WS Independent Film Sales TD 35mm/2006/85mins

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