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Kieron Hawkes writes and directs this low-budget British thriller set in the world of vigilante fight clubs. Neil Maskell stars as Joe, a young man struggling to come to terms with the recent murder of his brother. He finds friendship and support in Piggy (Paul Anderson), one of his brother's friends. But as their friendship grows, Joe becomes entangled in a dangerous and murky world of violence and revenge. Who is Piggy exactly, and how honest is he being with Joe?
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This film takes a while to get started. But it is worth waiting for. The character of Piggy is played very well and the action is bloody, brutal and uncompromising [with the emphasis on brutal]. If you like your vigilante films hard than I would recommend this.
There's no messing about in this film. I love gritty inner city grimy films and this is a very good example of that particular genre. Actors do their thing and present a good standard of work. Worth adding to the collection if you like this type of film, not to everones taste but certainly to mine.
Joe is one of those kids that doesn't really have that many friends. He is mild mannered, avoids confrontation and is in many ways withdrawn; he lives alone and likes it that way and works at a couriers where he simply wont even try to get along with the other workers. So he is the complete opposite to his gregarious and outgoing brother John (Neil Maskell `Kill List').
Then a misunderstanding in a pub gets taken too far and John is severely beaten in an ambush attack. Joe has lost his only friend and is beside himself with grief. Then Piggy turns up with a full on air of menace and says he was an old school friend of his brothers. He more or less convinces Joe that he wants revenge on those that attacked his brother. That is when he sets Joe on the path to avenger vigilante.
This is a gritty North London revenge tale. It is narrated by Joe (Martin Compston best known for `Sweet Sixteen') and it has a pace and rhythm that buoys it along. Whilst viscerally violent it is not over the top and comes across as very real. The emotions of revenge are ones that most will be able to empathise with and the initial reactions of Joe seem to be very well observed. The downward spiral is something else. Paul Anderson as Piggy gives a remarkable performance, you may remember him from the last Sherlock Holmes movie or indeed `The Firm' 2009 version. He is genuinely engaging, repulsive and scary often in the same scene. He is the one who wants to have `stupid disguises' as that will be the only thing the victim will remember. There is violence, torture obviously some gore. This was a small production with a big ambition and it more or less works, a few teeny plot holes but nothing worth faxing home about.
The use of sound is excellent at telling the bits of the story that you would find too disturbing to watch, the cinematography is to the high end of the value scale and the direction from Kieron Hawkes is spot on. So a gritty Death Wish esque tale of a loner in Camden with a mad tutor tale that is actually very good indeed.Read more ›