In the teeming, multicultural metropolis of modern-day London, a seemingly straightforward missing-person case launches a down-at-heel private eye into a dangerous world of religious fanaticism and political intrigue.
The extraordinary Billie Piper plays Her, a woman driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child. Simon Stone creates a radical new production of Lorca's achingly powerful masterpiece.
A lifetime of traveling in brown skin and with a Muslim name have taught Riz Ahmed to expect the indignity of being racially profiled. At borders and airports, immigration officers see a ... See full summary »
'City Of Tiny Lights' is a witty gumshoe in contemporary (sub)urban London. When Asian Private Eye, Tommy Akhtar, is put on the trail of missing hooker, Sexy Russian, he begins to expose a series of dark secrets that reveal uncomfortable truths about Tommy's own past and London itself.Written by
According to director Pete Travis, Riz Ahmed was his only choice for the lead role, and wouldn't have done the film if Ahmed had refused. Luckily, Ahmed accepted the role, and by the time the film went into production, his clout as an actor had increased dramatically. See more »
Written by Shem McCauley & Peter Gabriel
Performed by Slacker
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North American audiences won't understand much of this film
Me and many others rushed out of the premiere frustrated that the dialog was both in comprehensible and overwhelmed by background noise. Much of the film takes place on London streets, nightclubs and other noisy places. The thick London accents together with all of the background noises serve to frustrate the audience's ability to understand the dialog and with it, the plot.
The lack of audible speech limits us to follow the actors using visible cues, this doesn't work because the film of course is a mystery. I wondered if the digital print that the film festival received had subtitles attached - it might have saved the movie for many who attended.
I think the next time I see a premiere that is so audibly frustrating I will cry out for subtitles and hopefully the projectionist will do something.
Unfortunately, I recommend everyone wait for a DVD version with subtitles.
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