Archive of films Charlie / Charlie
2003, 94 min
Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Tough, violent drama based on the true story of a ´60s London hoodlum, starring former boyband Bros star Luke Goss.
The catalogue of nasty British films about nasty British gangsters gains a powerful, very unsettling entry with Charlie, an offbeat biopic about ´60s London hoodlum Charlie Richardson and his notorious "terror gang." Pic is led by a magnetic performance from former boyband Bros star Luke Goss, and has an outlook that teeters perilously between damning and excusing Richardson´s past. This gritty, violent second feature by writer-director Malcolm Needs is set during the same period as the 1990 movie, The Krays, when working-class gangs evolved during the economic stringency of post-WWII Britain. Pic follows Charlie (Goss) and his brother Eddy (Langley Kirkwood) as they carve out a south London empire based on extortion and dodgy business deals.
About the film
Color, 35 mm
|Section:||Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!|
|Dir. of Photography:||Zoran Veljkovic|
|Music:||Stephen W. Parsons|
|Editor:||Jeremy Gibbs, Toby Yates|
|Producer:||Tim Ireland, Malcolm Needs|
|Cast:||Luke Goss, Steven Berkoff, Langley Kirkwood|
|Contact:||Equator Films, British Council|
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