LONDON TO BRIGHTON (2006) - British Gangster

Engrossing, near-heartstopping in its tension, with performances so intense they almost burst from the screen.
— Anthony Quinn, The Independent
  • dir. PAUL ANDREW WILLIAMS
  • year. 2006
  • country. UK
  • length: 84m
  • rating. 18

£5.00 (£3.50 conc.)

Doors - 19:00 Film - 19:30


Deptford Cinema presents LONDON TO BRIGHTON as part of our British Gangster movie season.

Listed in TimeOut's top 100 British movies, London to Brighton is not your usual mockney gangster picture like Lock Stock and its poor imitators.

Paul Andrew Williams’ debut film is raw, relentless; a shocking gangland thriller with a twist of social realism.

The film opens with a battered looking woman Kelly (Lorraine Stanley), accompanied by a very distressed young teenager Joanne (Georgia Groome). While the two board a train bound from London to Brighton in the middle of the night, the vile thug Stuart Allen (Sam Spruell) orders Kelly's pimp, Derek, to deliver the two women within 24 hours. Kelly, it seems, originally supplied Derek (Johnny Harris) with runaway Joanne to satisfy the request of a client, Duncan (Alexander Morton), for underage girls. Duncan later turned up dead, and now Kelly is a prime suspect.