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Cultural Menace

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Synopsis

An adaptation of Shakespeare's classic Romeo and Juliet set in modern urban London, Cultural Menace is a thought-provoking tale of the fears embedded in a society built on money and expectation.
 
On the Sumka Estate we find the Morte gang whose hold on the local drugs trade has been challenged by an informant, leading to the police seizing £27,000 worth of drugs. Gang leader and big-time drugs lord Benny is angered by this distraction and takes his revenge. 
 
Meanwhile on the estate, Cemal tries to instil his cultural values on his family, but he is living in a world that places too much pressure on his beliefs.
 
Caught up in this turmoil of hate, revenge and cultural conflict we meet two star-crossed lovers, Cemal's daughter Jeylan and Benny's brother Ronnie. The end seems sealed from the moment they meet in a world where hate prevails and love should stay.

Details

Year
2005
Type of film
Features
Running Time
76 mins
Format
DigiBeta
Director
Erim Metto, Robbi Stevens
Producer
Erin Metto
Co-Producer
Erin Metto
Editor
Tom Ward
Screenwriter
Erim Metto, Robbi Stevens
Director of Photography
Steve Priovolos
Sound
Julian Bale
Music
Stuart Hancock
Principal Cast
Jason Johnson, Yasmin Gurreeboo, Peter Dean, Laurie McMenemy, John Loannou, Culver Greenidge

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Production Company

Metto Productions
12 Lodge Close
Edmonton
London N18 1JD
UK

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