London to Brighton (2006) – Movie Review

BAFTA nominated film uncovers seedy underbelly of London

Arts, Editorial / ,

23 September 2009



London to Brighton takes us much further than the 60 some odd miles that separate these two cities. Far from the double decker bus tours and strolls along the river Thames, this film delivers us into a crime-ridden world in which those with power loom large over the weak.

We follow the exploits of two principle characters, both women (one a girl), who become intertwined amidst prostitution, have a conflict during the course of their work, and then go on the run – to Brighton. The film uses a Memento-esque device of flashing back periodically that increasingly provides glimpses of the much larger picture.

The acting was outstanding in this film, the story gripping. I recommend.


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