Twenty8k (2012)

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A Paris-based fashion-maven returns to the UK to defend her younger brother against a trumped-up murder charge, and begins to unravel a major conspiracy that spells danger for them both in this urgent thriller from BAFTA-winning writer Paul Abbot (Shameless, State of Play). Deeva Jani (Parminder Nagra) is working in the upper echelons of the fashion industry when she receives some shocking news: Her teenage brother Vipon (Sebastian Nanena) has been arrested as the prime suspect in a gang-related, East London shooting. The victim has died, and the community is up in arms as Vipon faces trial. Knowing that he won't be safe behind bars, Deeva races to East Londin in search of answers, enlisting the aid of gangster-turned-youth counselor Clint (Jonas Armstrong) to clear her brother's name, and save his life. Meanwhile, catching wind of Deeva's investigation, the corrupt DCI Stone (Stephen Dillane) does everything in his power to prevent her from unraveling a labyrinthine plot that could implicate some of the most powerful figures in British government. Michael Socha and Nichola Burley co-star.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Parminder Nagra
as Deeva Jani
Stephen Dillane
as DCI Stone
Kaya Scodelario
as Sally Weaver
Kierston Wareing
as Francesa Marchetto
Nichola Burley
as Andrea Patterson
Michael Socha
as Tony Marchetto
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Critic Reviews for Twenty8k

All Critics (5)

The film's ensemble cast is an impressive mix of old hands and fresh faces, but their efforts are let down by some very contrived plotting.

Full Review… | October 10, 2012
Movie Talk

The pacey but formulaic action rapidly loses credibility.

Full Review… | September 13, 2012
Radio Times

Badly let down by some silly plotting that negates the film's ability to be taken seriously and a screenplay that all too often reduces a lot of the characters to stereotype.

Full Review… | September 10, 2012
The List

One expected more from a script co-written by Paul Abbott.

Full Review… | September 9, 2012
Observer (UK)

There's a good cast here, but it's hard to shake off the feeling that this would probably work better on TV, the subject matter being very familiar to those who like their drama delivered in episodes.

Full Review… | September 6, 2012

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