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Bang is the story of a brother, a sister and a gun. Loner Sam's life is transformed when he comes into possession of a gun and starts to break the law. His ambitious policewoman sister Gina is paid to uphold it and makes it her mission to find the owner of the weapon. The family saga plays out against an inquiry into the shooting of a local businessman that raises questions for Sam and Gina about their father's murder when they were young children. A crime drama about blood, love and human relationships set in the steel town of Port Talbot.
The rugged backdrop of Port Talbot works incredibly well as the backdrop for this compelling Welsh drama. Mostly spoken in Welsh, with sections in English, it gives the drama a unique appeal. It's a fantastic story, multi layered and deep. If I'm honest I found the first episode a little slow, but after that it's literally all guns blazing.
There's a fact of Welsh (and Scottish) talent on show, and although Gina appears to be the focal point, the story focused more so on her troubled brother Sam. The cast are terrific, Jacob Ifan is a standout, you get the impression that he truly is a troubled character.
Some violence, some shocking scenes, it is incredibly gritty. We get to see the real Port Talbot, we also get some incredible shots of the areas around it, which are remarkable.
It's in the same mould as Hidden and Hinterland, so if you enjoyed those, you will love this. I hugely recommend it.
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