The Business: EIFF's Closing Night Film
Even The Business Press Conference was adrenaline fuelled. Today director Nick Love, and stars Danny Dyer and Tamer Hassen discussed their newest film, The Business, which also happens to be EIFF̵...
Even The Business Press Conference was adrenaline fuelled. Today director Nick Love, and stars Danny Dyer and Tamer Hassen discussed their newest film, The Business, which also happens to be EIFF’s Closing Night Film.A drug propelled rollercoaster ride through southern Spain in the 1980’s, The Business harkens back to a time when South London boys ruled the Spanish beaches from the comfort their gaudy black and chrome palaces.
“I wanted to celebrate the clothes and music,” said Nick Love. “I grew up in the ‘80’s, it’s very much my decade. Everyone now thinks of shoulder pads and big hair, but in my memory of the ‘80’s, there is a very cool, very sharp part as well.”
Frankie (Danny Dyer) is a good lad, but he needs to escape London, (some unsavoury business), and before he knows it, he’s in Malaga with a suitcase full of cash. After delivering “the biscuits” to Charlie (Tamer Hassen), ‘The Playboy’ takes a liking to Frankie and offers him a job.
Soon enough, Frankie is caught up in Charlie’s glamorous (but violent) lifestyle— all flash cars, nice boats, and big houses by day, and knocking off rival drug dealers by night. The only wildcard seems to be Charlie’s crazy partner Sammy (Geoff Bell) and Sammy’s sexpot, temptress girlfriend, Carly (Georgina Chapman). But pride goeth before a fall, and after a few years, it seems that the shine is wearing a bit thin on the old chrome…
With a truly kick ass soundtrack—think Duran Duran, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, The Knack, Adam and the Ants—The Business is a cracking good time.
Winners of EIFF 2014’s short film awards and two of its documentary premieres have been nominated for 2015 BAFTAs.