Brighton Rock

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Brighton Rock Synopsis

Adapted from Graham Greene's brilliant 1939 novel, BRIGHTON ROCK charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish.

At the heart of the story is Pinkie's relationship with Rose - an innocent young waitress who stumbles on evidence linking Pinkie and his gang to a revenge killing. After the murder, Pinkie seduces Rose, first in an effort to find out how much she knows and latterly to ensure she will not talk to the police. A love story between a murderer and a witness, can Pinkie trust Rose or should he kill her before she talks to the police? Can Rose trust Pinkie, or is she next in line?

 

Production images from Brighton Rock

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  • Credits
    • Starring:
      Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Helen Mirren, John Hurt, Nonso Anonzie, Phil Davis, Andy Serkis
    • Director:
      Rowan Joffe
    • Producers:
      Paul Webster
    • Screenplay:
      Rowan Joffe
    • Executive Producers:
      Jenny Borgas, Will Clarke, Olivier Courson, Ron Halpern, Jamie Laurenson
    • Distributor
      StudioCanal
    • Sales Agent:
      StudioCanal
    • Credits summary:
      Studio Canal Features, Optimum Releasing, BBC Films and UK Film Council present a Kudos Pictures production.
    • Certificate:
      15
    • Running time:
      110 mins 51 secs
  • Release Dates
    • In Cinemas
      February 4th 2011
    • Out on DVD
      December 27th 2011
    • Released
      February 4th 2011

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