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The Purifiers

Synopsis

A new type of gang has taken over the troubled violent inner cities of the U.K. Tired of hopeless government initiatives and bad policing, younger more focused activists respond by creating their own community infrastructure, gaining a formidable reputation protecting their neighbourhoods from social and moral collapse.
 
When a meeting is called in Manchester attended by all of the gang members, the idea of uniting all of the gangs as one single all-powerful confederation is presented.
 
Through the eyes of The Purifiers, a collection of smart, sassy, highly skilled exponents of Tae Kwon Do, we see how this proposal goes against the grain of everything they stand for. The rest of the gangs know, however, that to make the new way a real possibility, they must get rid of The Purifiers.
 
The story becomes a gauntlet of ambushes and spectacular set pieces where gang leader John has to call on all of his experience to get his young troops safely back home.
 
An explosive, volatile, unknown terrain faces The Purifiers as their journey becomes an emotional and physical roller coaster with potentially fatal consequences.

Details

Year
2004
Type of film
Features
Running Time
87 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Richard Jobson
Producer
Jim Howell, Simon Barnes, Su Lim, Natascha Warton
Editor
Yannis Sakaridis
Screenwriter
Richard Jobson
Director of Photography
John Rhodes
Principal Cast
Kevin McKidd, Dominic Monaghan, Amber Sainsbury, Rachel Grant, Gordon Alexander

Production Company

Vestry Films
75 East Road
London
UK

T+44 (0)20 7434 4176

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Sales
Company

Park Entertainment Ltd
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50-51 Conduit Street
London W1S 2YT
UK

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