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Johnny Was

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Synopsis

Johnny (Vinnie Jones), trying to escape a violent past in Ireland, hides out in Brixton, London's toughest West Indian neighborhood; but when his former comrade and mentor Flynn escapes from Brixton prison determined to derail the Irish peace process, Johnny faces not only being dragged back into violence and away from his new love (Samantha Mumba), but also igniting a simmering feud with his 'Yardie' neighbour.
 
Questions of race, morality and loyalty play out against a great sound-track of reggae, rock and soul.

Details

Year
2008
Type of film
Features
Running Time
98 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Mark Hammond
Producer
Ben Katz, Paul Hughes, Kim Magnusson, Noemi Ferrer, Brendan Foley
Co-Producer
Ben Katz, Paul Hughes, Kim Magnusson, Noemi Ferrer, Brendan Foley
Editor
Leif Axel Kjeldsen, Anne Osterud
Screenwriter
Brendan Foley
Director of Photography
Mark Moriarty
Production Designer
Ashleigh Jeffers
Principal Cast
Vinnie Jones, Patrick Bergin, Samantha Mumba , Lenox Lewis, Roger Daltrey, Mark Asante, Laurence Kinlan
Music supervisor
Adrian Sherwood

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Company

Nordisk Film A/S
Mosedalvej 14
2500 Valby
Denmark

T +45 36 18 82 00
F +45 36 18 93 00

http://www.nordiskfilm.com

UK Distributor:
AV PIictures Ltd
Caparo House, 3rd Floor
103 Baker Street,
London
W1U 6LN
UK

T: +44 (0)20 7317 0140

jane@avpictures.co.uk