“Sexy Beast” (film)
“Sexy Beast” is a 2000 British film directed by Jonathan Glazer, starring Ray Winstone, Sir Ben Kingsley, and Ian McShane. It was produced by Jeremy Thomas, and was Glazer’s debut feature film. He had previously been a director of music videos, such as Rabbit in Your Headlights for British electronica group UNKLE, and commercials for companies such as Guinness and Levi. The film earned Kingsley an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.In 2004 the magazine Total Film named Sexy Beast the 15th greatest British film of all time.
In the twilight of his career, Gary, a retired gangster, has just retired to a posh Spanish hacienda with his loving wife Deedee. However, all is not well in paradise. Rumbling over the horizon comes Don “Malky” Logan. Logan is the one-time friend but now foe of Gary and is intent on persuading him to return to London for one last big job.
Título en Español – “Sexy Beast” (2000)
“RocknRolla” is a 2008 British crime film written and directed by Guy Ritchie, and starring Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Strong, Thandie Newton, Idris Elba, Ludacris, Gemma Arterton and Dragan Micanovic. The film revolves around Lenny, a “rocknrolla” (a successful crime boss and jack-the-lad) and was made in London. It was released on 5 September 2008 in the UK, hitting #1 in the UK box office in its first week of release.
Lenny Cole, a London mob boss, puts the bite on all local real estate transactions. For substantial fees, he’s helping Uri Omovich, a Russian developer. As a sign of good faith, Omovich loans Cole a valuable painting, promptly stolen off Cole’s wall. While Cole’s men, led by the dependable Archie, look for the canvas, three local petty criminals, the Wild Bunch, steal money from the Russian using inside information from his accountant, the lovely Stella. Meanwhile, a local drug-addled rocker, Johnny Quid, is reported drowned, and his connection to Cole is the key to unraveling the deceits and double crosses of life in the underworld.
Título en Español – “RocknRolla” (2008)
“Formosa Betrayed” (film).
“Formosa Betrayed” is a 2009 American political thriller fiction directed by Adam Kane, written by Charlie Stratton, Yann Samuell, Brian Askew, Nathaniel Goodman, with story by Will Tiao and Katie Swain, and starring James Van Der Beek. Set in Chicago and Taiwan in the 1980s, the story follows a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent investigating the murder of a Taiwanese professor at a Midwestern college. The search for his killers takes the agent to Taiwan where he discovers there is more involved in this murder than he ever anticipated.
In the early 1980s, an FBI Agent is assigned to investigate the murder of a respected professor. Through his investigation, he unearths a spider web of international secrets that has been thriving within college campuses across America for decades. His investigation takes him across the Pacific to the island nation of Taiwan, where with the help of the outspoken widow and an unlikely spy, he learns that the Professor’s killing was not a random act, but a desperate move by a scandalous government intent on keeping its nefarious activities under wraps. Our detective soon finds himself on a collision course against the U.S. State Department, the Chinese Mafia, and the Nationalist Chinese Government – in a land where the truth is not what it seems and the only people he can trust, cannot be trusted at all. Inspired by actual events.
Título en Español – “Formosa Traicionada” (2009)
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