Bernard Hill, Derek Newark, Richard Hope, Ken Bones, Kieran O'Brien
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Director of Photography: Ken Westbury
Editor: Paul Green
Produced by: Christopher Neame, Michael Wearing
Music: Colin Towns
Screenplay by: Desmond Lowden, Richard Loncraine, Michael Wearing
Production Designer: Jon Bunker
Bellman and True
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Opening on a train arriving in ghostly slow-motion to an ominous piano soundtrack, it’s clear from the outset that this story of a father and son embroiled in a bank robbery is no ordinary crime cinema. Focusing on the emotional side of the formula and making the most of star Bernard Hill’s extraordinary naturalism, director Richard Loncraine turns the British thriller inside-out to deliver a tense, haunting drama with an offbeat sense of humour and flashes of a brutal edge.
Print courtesy of the BFI National Archive.
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