• London to Brighton (2008)

London to Brighton

Release Date: February 8th, 2008

DVD Release Date: August 11th, 2009

R |1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

Kelly (Lorraine Stanley), a prostitute, is sent by her pimp, Derek (Johnny Harris), to procure a young girl for aging gangster Duncan (Alexander Morton). She brings back 11-year-old Joanne (Georgia Groome) -- but sex between Duncan and Joanne goes badly, and the gangster is inadvertently killed, forcing the two girls to flee London for the resort city of Brighton. As Kelly struggles to earn money to send Joanne to her grandmother, Duncan's son orders Derek to find the girls and take revenge.

Cast: Lorraine Stanley, Johnny Harris, Georgia Groome, Sam Spruell, Alexander Morton, Nathan Constance, Claudie Blakley, Jamie Kenna

Director: Paul Andrew Williams

Genres: Thriller

Keywords: 2000s, Dark, Pursuit, Son, London, Revenge, Escape, Murder, Friend, Intense

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Maitland McDonaghTV Guide Magazine

    Character-driven thriller, which plays out against a backdrop of desperation, self-loathing and grinding poverty. show more

  • 63
    Kyle SmithNew York Post

    A chilling pulp movie told with a pavement-eye view of the dregs of humanity. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth WeitzmanNew York Daily News

    Very good but very grim, Paul Andrew Williams' punishing debut doesn't pull many punches - although the characters certainly field their share of body blows. show more

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Awards

Nominated Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer in Their First Feature Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)