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gangster no.1 blu-ray £6.89 @ sendit.com + quidco

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Found 2nd Sep 2009Made hot 3rd Sep 2009
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Synopsis
When a young gangster (Paul Bettany) starts working for gang leader Freddie Mays (David Thewlis), known as the Butcher of Mayfair, he dreams of being everything that Freddie is: smooth, sophisticated, impeccably dressed, always with the right women, and driving the fanciest cars. Freddie takes the young gangster (unnamed in the film but listed as Gangster 55 in the credits) under his wing as a potential war with a rival gang starts to heat up. After Freddie falls for Karen (Saffron Burrows), whom 55 had his eye on, the young gangster lies in wait for an opportunity to change things, and when that moment comes, he leaves a bloodbath of betrayal in his wake.
Paul McGuigan's GANGSTER NO. 1 is framed by scenes set in the present, where the aging 55, played with delicious villainy by Malcolm McDowell, narrates the tale of his younger self's rise to power in Soho in the late 1960s. Bettany is a revelation as 55, who seems to enjoy a bit of the old ultraviolence now and again; when he tells a potential victim (or even a friend) to look into his eyes, it is hard for the audience as well not to be mesmerised--and scared out of their wits. McGuigan's fast-paced direction includes creative split screens, extreme close-ups, fireballs coming right at the viewer, and a sweeping handheld camera all set to a swinging 1960s score.

9 Comments

Love this film..:thumbsup:

another great british gangster film. overlooked by many people. if you like sexy beast you should like this too

Class film... i was impressed at how they managed an excellent dialog whilst still getting in as many c and f words into every sentence... awesome!

"Look into my eyes."

Great film. Hot.

The vagina word is used a lot.

Great movie.

"And you, Mr. Freddie Mays, you had to go swimming in her eyes. Dancing in her hair. You had to slip into her mouth, slide over her tongue. Fall down her throat, deep down into her belly. Right into her blood. You had to fall asleep wrapped around her beautiful, beating heart."

One of my top 5 fav films!

Lakes74;6202396

"And you, Mr. Freddie Mays, you had to go swimming in her eyes. Dancing … "And you, Mr. Freddie Mays, you had to go swimming in her eyes. Dancing in her hair. You had to slip into her mouth, slide over her tongue. Fall down her throat, deep down into her belly. Right into her blood. You had to fall asleep wrapped around her beautiful, beating heart."One of my top 5 fav films!



hahaha love that bit.the music in the bg and the slow motion camera bring the whole scene together so well and you just know the rest of the film is going to cahnge after that..... 'oh karen' lol deff in my top 5 too!good deal i am tempted!

McGill;6199804

"Look into my eyes." Great film. Hot.



That's a great scene, I forget the actors name (curly haired guy) but he played that part well.
Heat added!

RocknRolla;6204999

That's a great scene, I forget the actors name (curly haired guy) but he … That's a great scene, I forget the actors name (curly haired guy) but he played that part well.Heat added!



yeah he did! he is quite alot and always plays the ro0le of the under dog well.perhaps sum1 should put him in the alpha male seat for a change?hmmm this is starting to get more like a film disscusion forum lol
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