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BANK JOB, THE

UK, 2008 (MIFF 2008, International Panorama)

Director: Roger Donaldson

BANK JOB, THE

"Chockablock with Cockney hardcases, bent coppers, kinky politicians, shadowy MI5 fixers, black radicals, a Soho sleaze merchant and a bevy of topless birds." - Eye Weekly

Based loosely on the 1971 ‘walkie-talkie robbery' at London's Lloyd Bank, The Bank Job is a bank-heist caper of twists and turns with a decidedly 70s flavour. Veteran crime actor Jason Statham (Snatch) leads a gang of charming lowlifes and thieves as they're employed to pull off a robbery by digging their way into a bank-vault filled with untold riches.

The straight-up heist gets a little thorny when it becomes apparent that the real loot is a pile of photos that could bring down the royal family in a seamy sex scandal.

Multi-layered, manic and mischievous, The Bank Job is the quintessential Brit heist flick.


D Roger Donaldson P Charles Roven, Steven Chasman S Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais Dist Paramount Vantage TD 35mm/2008/111mins

Holding Redlich

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