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Synopsis

A sombre and intimate portrait of notorious villain Freddie Foreman, now aged 85 and seeking a catharsis from his sins.
The former London gangster Freddie Foreman is the only one of his generation who survived the English underworld long enough to be able to tell the tale. And this is exactly what he does in 'Fred': Tells his story. Today, he is 85 years old and lives alone in a nursing home, allegedly with several murders to his name and with his memories intact. A long and critical interview with the East End boy who grew up in the turbulent era of the war and became one of London's most notorious gangsters in the 1960s and 1970s, when he hung out with pop stars and football players, is the thread running through Paul van Carter's self-reflective portrait of the criminal mastermind. A film that balances between true crime, deep journalism and colourful cock-and-bull tales from another era with Swinging London as its backdrop. The conversation with the charismatic Foreman unfolds against a richly detailed (pop-)cultural and historical background, where myth and truth meet – not least when he visits the set of the Tom Hardy film 'Legend'. Dark psychology and captivating storytelling in a masterful film. (CPH:DOX brochure)
Official Selection CPH:DOX 2018 - World premiere

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Running Time
85 mins
Director
Paul Van Carter
Producer
Nick Taussig, Paul Van Carter
Executive Producer
David Rogers, Marcus Searancke, Alena Walker
Editor
Tom Meadmore
Screenwriter
Paul Van Carter
Director of Photography
Gregory Taylor
Music
Composer: Martin Dubka; Music Supervisor: Phillip Horatio Bush

Genre

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Last updated 13th March 2018

Production Company

A Salon Pictures production with support from Premiere Pictures

Salon Pictures
Unit 5B Rudolf Place
Miles Street
London
SW8 1RP
+44 (0)773 856 0860
info@salonpictures.co.uk
http://www.salonpictures.co.uk

Sales
Company

Kew Media
19 Heddon Street
London
W1B 4BG
+44 (0)20 7851 6500
info@kewmedia.com
http://www.kewmedia.com