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Ageing gangster looking for a quiet life in the early 1980s
on 11 June 2017
Spain gained a reputation as the desired des res for ageing British villains after the collapse of a 100-year-old extradition treaty in 1978.I think it was Roger Cook who brought this to the public's attention. A new agreement was made in 1985, which closed the loophole.
This film is different from the average gangster film, as it looks at the life of a 1980s British gangster Winstone who's gone into retirement in
Spain. When a former contact comes over from the UK, it causes a tense and uncomfortable atmosphere unsetting Winstone's comfortable