WHO’S IN IT?
Aml Ameen (Kidulthood), Shantol Jackson (film debut), Stephen Graham (This Is England), Fraser James (Beyond the Ocean), Everaldo Creary (Better Mus’ Come), Akin Gazi (Black Gold), Mark Rhino Smith (Creed), Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth), Sheldon Shepherd (Better Mus’ Come)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Idris Elba (film debut), director; Brock Norman Brock (Bronson) and Martin Stellman (For Queen & Country), writers; Gina Carter (Heartlands) and Robin Gutch (’71), producers; Dickon Hinchliffe (Winter’s Bone), composer; John Conroy (Weekender), cinematographer; Justine Wright (The Last King of Scotland), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1970s Kingston, a young Jamaican man named D (Ameen) has not recovered since the childhood murder of his older brother Jerry Dread (Creary). Taken in by local Don and music producer King Fox (Shepherd), he is soon dispatched to Hackney, London, where he reunites with his childhood sweetheart Yvonne (Jackson) and his young daughter. Before he is persuaded to give up his life of crime, he comes into contact with the man who shot his brother, which puts him on a dangerous path that leads to vicious London gangster Rico (Graham)…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Idris Elba makes his stunning directorial debut with this extraordinary tale of crime and compassion, all told through the eyes of a young Jamaican gangster.