Gangster No 1

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Ganglands London Film Festival


A middle-aged crime boss smugly reflects back from 1999, narrating the brutality which made him triumphant – and feared. As an unnamed young hood in Swinging 60’s London, he aped his mod boss Freddie Mays, and seemed to do anything for him. But his narration exposes all-consuming envy: of Freddie’s supremacy, and especially his tall bird. The baby shark develops his viciousness and backstabbing, scheming to be Gangster No. 1.


Q&A with crime novelist, writer and editor, Cathi Unsworth


Part of the Gangland London Film Festival

BBFC rating
18
Year
1999
Running time
103 mins
Country
UK
Format
35mm
Director
Paul McGuigan
Cast
Malcolm McDowell, David Thewlis, Paul Bettany

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October 14th