Screening: A Very British Gangster
A Very British Gangster is an all access film inside one of Britain’s most dangerous crime families. For the first time, a gang of contemporary criminals open their lives to reveal a brutal world and an underclass which relies upon gangsters for justice, rather than police.
The film follows the trials and tribulations of Dominic Noonan, head of the Noonan crime dynasty over three years, as he lurches from criminal trial to criminal trial.
Rarely does a film gain such deep access. Director, Donal MacIntyre, shows us a close-up view of a world embroiled in kidnapping, torture, narcotics and murder. But behind the macho bravado, a poignant world is revealed where a community struggles with poverty, violence and drugs.
Official Selection at Sundance 2007
View trailer here