THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY (1980) - Presented by Arrow Video Club

  • dir. JOHN MACKENZIE
  • year. 1980
  • country. UK
  • run-time. 1hr 49m
  • rating. 18

£5.00 (£3.50 conc.)

Doors 19:00 - Film 19:30


Deptford Cinema in alliance with Arrow Films present: Arrow Video Club! Arrow Video Club seasons will showcase cutting edge movies from across a dizzying range of genres, nations and eras: westerns, gangster films, new arthouse hits, digitally restored classics, and a few forgotten gems. All films will come from the catalogue of one of the most prestigious British film labels!

Bob Hoskins gives a barnstorming performance as London kingpin Harold Shand in director John Mackenzie's THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY, widely regarded as one of the best British crime flicks of all time! Harold is a businessman with great ambitions in late 1970s London, determined to exploit the development potential of the capital's derelict Docklands area just before the Thatcher government comes to power. But over the course of several tense, murderous days, Harold's attempt to broker a deal with his American counterparts goes very, very wrong. Someone is killing Harold’s other associates and blowing up his businesses – but who are they, and why?

Apart from Hoskins's unforgettable performance, there is sterling support from Helen Mirren (as his upper-crust mistress), Paul Freeman (Raiders of the Lost Ark) and Derek Thompson (Casualty), and a very early appearance from future James Bond Pierce Brosnan. The film is an unforgettable snapshot of a London on the verge of great change, the fallout of which we are still experiencing today.