The Lives of the Saints (2006)

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The Lives of the Saints embodies the first cinematic collaboration between the acclaimed, London-based still photographer-turned-director Rankin, co-helmer Chris Cottam, and veteran scenarist Tony Grisoni (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas). This parable, heavily laden with doses of magic realism and dark humor, unfurls on the gritty streets of North London, where kingpin Mr. Karva (James Cosmo) runs a series of rackets with the assistance of a lightning-paced courier known as Roadrunner (Daon Broni). In time, Karva is due for replacement, and either his stepson, Othello (David Leon), or his not-too-bright partner, Emilio (Bronson Webb), will usurp the throne. Meanwhile, Roadrunner happens upon a Wild Child-like character in the park (Sam MacLintock) who somehow wills him to stop moving for the first occasion in his life. This animal-like boy manages to actualize the wishes of everyone he encounters, but some object to his innate magical abilities, and eventually, tragedy materializes -- which unveils the potential casualties inherent in receiving everything we ask for. Gillian Kearney and Marc Warren co-star. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
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Comedy , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

James Cosmo
as Mr. Karva
David Leon
as Othello
Bronson Webb
as Emilio
Daon Broni
as Roadrunner
Gillian Kearney
as Christella
Marc Warren
as Father Daniel
James Cook
as Twin Boy
Jude Cook
as Twin Boy
Paddy Fletcher
as Michali Drunk
Renu Setna
as Maqsood Senior
Raj Ghatak
as Maqsood Junior
Joshua Cole
as Bookie
James Holmes
as Bookie
Jimmy Roussounis
as Club Owner
Rich Hall
as Club Performer
Geoff Plews
as Beautiful Urchin
Joe D. Jacobs
as Beautiful Urchin
Dot Cosgrove
as Church Cleaner
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