New Perspectives / World premiere

The Guvnors

  • Gabe Turner /
  • UK /
  • 2014 /
  • 92 mins

Doug Allen, Harley Alexander-Sule, Jay Simpson, Charley Palmer-Merkell, David Essex, Martin Hancock, Melanie Gutteridge, Vas Blackwood, Tony Denham / Fiction / English

Two generations of London gangsters clash.

With the tools of his trade evolving from blades and business cards to hooded tops and firearms, a retired gangster (Doug Allen) is forced to return to the fray when his old friend is attacked. As events escalate around him, secrets are revealed, blood is spilt and lives are shattered. Featuring a standout performance from Harley Alexander-Sule, one half of hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks, Gabe Turner’s violent thriller explores the sinister, inescapable legacy of a life of crime. [18]

The film screening on Tuesday 24 June will be followed by a very special DJ set by the film’s star Harley Alexander-Sule. This will take place in the bar of the Traverse Theatre. To gain entry, please keep hold of your ticket stub and show at the door of the Traverse. Subject to availability.

2014 Archive

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