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The Football Factory

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Synopsis

Based on the acclaimed novel by John King, The Football Factory is about a forgotten culture of males fed up with being told they're no good and using violence as a drug they describe as being more potent than sex and drugs put together. 

Adapted and directed by Nick Love, The Football Factory is seen through the eyes of four men, all of who have a different story to tell about their experience with tribal culture on the terraces of the beautiful game. 
Tommy Johnson (Danny Dyer); a bright thirty year old with a steady job and close family leads us through the story and is the link to the other three characters. 

Billy Bright (Frank Harper); a right wing fascist who forms part of the older generation of the Chelsea Headhunters but is full of bitterness in what he sees as a country that has failed him. 

Zeberdee (Roland Manookian) a mouthy hooligan whose life has already run into the cul de sac of crime and drugs. 

And Bill Farrell; a seventy year old war veteran who tries to enjoy every day to the limit. 

The Football Factory is frighteningly real yet full of painful humour as the four character's extreme thoughts and actions unfold before us.
 

 

Details

Year
2004
Type of film
Features
Running Time
90 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Nick Love
Producer
Rupert Preston
Executive Producer
Rupert Preston
Editor
Stuart Gazzard
Screenwriter
Nick Love
Director of Photography
Damian Bromley
Music
Lol Hammond
Principal Cast
Danny Dyer, Frank Harper

Production Company

Vertigo Films
The Big Room Studios
77 Fortess Road
London NW5 1AG
UK

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info@vertigofilms.com
http://www.thefootballfactory.com