Director: Roger Donaldson
"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.
Portugal, France, 2007
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Mexico, France, The Netherlands, Germany, 2007
"Sometimes cinema isn't cinema at all: it is a revelation. Carlos Reygadas' Silent Light will make you weak with wonder." - Financial TimesSilent Light opens with what is, arguably, the single most r… More »
A stinging comment on the state of a new generation of Chinese youth, from veteran director Wayne Wang (Smoke). ... Sasha, a disaffected Chinese girl of 18, comes to San Francisco carrying an unwante… More »