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Layer Cake

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Synopsis

Layer Cake, a metaphor for the many murky layers of the criminal world, is set in modern day London and features smooth-talking and sophisticated drug dealer 'X' whose plan is to quietly bank-roll enough cash to retire young (early). Operating under the polished veneer of a legitimate businessman, his mantra is to keep a low profile and run a tight operation until it's time to get out. 
 
'X' sees his opportunity to make a final score when crime boss, Jimmy Price, asks him to find the wayward daughter of rival crime boss, Eddy Temple. He agrees to take the seemingly innocuous gig as his opportunity to get out of the business with the blessing from Jimmy Price. From the glitz of the London club scene to the underbelly of its criminal world, a dark, twisted thriller ensues. 
 
When a seemingly straight-forward drug deal goes awry, 'X' realises he has to break his die-hard rules and turn up the heat, not only to outwit the old regime and come out on top but to save his own skin.

Details

Year
2004
Type of film
Features
Running Time
100 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Matthew Vaughn 1st Feature
Producer
Adam Bohling, David Reid, Matthew Vaughn
Screenwriter
John Connolly, from his novel
Director of Photography
Ben Davis
Music
Lisa Gerrard, Ilan Eshkeri
Principal Cast
Daniel Craig, Michael Gambon, Tom Hardy, Colm Meaney, Jamie Foreman, Sienna Miller

Production Company

SKA Films
2nd Floor
6 Salem Road
London
W2 4BU
UK

Sales
Company

Sony Pictures
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London W1R 6LU
UK

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