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Sexy Beast (2000)

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“But quite frankly your attitude appalls me. It’s not what you’re saying. It’s all this stuff you’re not saying. Insinnuendos.” Visionary music video artist Jonathan Glazer only occasionally veers into full length feature territory, but when he does (Birth, Under the Skin) he’s not messing around. His debut film from 2000 is as visually striking as it genuinely shocking, especially Ben “Gandhi” Kingsley portraying one of the vilest human beings ever committed to film is something you won’t forget in a hurry. The rather simple plot of a retired safecracker being strong-armed back into active duty for a last doomed job is almost beside the point. It’s the Spanish sun and broken machismo that drives this fever dream of a film. English spoken without subtitles.


Jonathan Glazer
Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane, Amanda Redman
Misdaad, Drama, Thriller
88 minuten
Verenigd Koninkrijk


Ex-villain Gal Dove (Ray Winstone) has served his time behind bars and is blissfully retired to a Spanish villa paradise with a wife he adores. The idyll is shattered by the arrival of his nemesis Don Logan (Ben Kingsley), intent on persuading Gal to return to London for one last big job. Desperate not to sacrifice his enchanted existence, Dove is drawn into a shocking battle of wills with Logan, and takes part in a sensational underwater heist, risking everything to protect the woman he loves.



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