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Alan Clarke Storbritannien, 1989

lylatfox's rating of the film The Firm

Mesmerising. Gritty, rough around the edges, the film is led by Gary Oldman's performance and conducted by Alan Clarke's exceptional direction. The walking theme, screenplay, cinematography and long takes all shine within the backdrop of a grey and bleak 1980s London for many. In some ways this is a kitchen sink Clockwork Orange. Regardless, this is British realism at it's finest.