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The Firm

Disutradarai oleh Alan Clarke
Inggris, 1989
Drama, Film TV


This is the story of rival “Firms” of football supporters, and how one man has a wish to team them up for the European Championships of 1988. However, when this is discussed, the opposing leaders are not happy, as they believe this is a challenge to their authority.

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The Firm Disutradarai oleh Alan Clarke

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  • Warren Spratley's rating of the film The Firm

    Clarke's formal proclivities work fascinatingly well against a more traditional narrative structure--the arc builds towards an established climax & epilogue. Such structure in no way weakens Clarke's investment in stylistic abstraction, but proves rather that the stubborn stylist--as easy 2 detect as Ozu--can work in different narrative modes. Identification is still a complex issue, as is the use of tracking camera.

  • Samuel T.'s rating of the film The Firm

    The most privileged and by far the most pathetic characters of study, of any Clarke film thus investigated, yet unflinching in it's veracity, the last scene the pot calling the kettle black, cementing British hopelessness and material emptiness. Steadicam walking, following, again A+. Bonus: Leigh regular Lesley Manville as rightfully pissed off wife.

  • Richmond Hill's rating of the film The Firm

    Although filmed with Clarke’s customary dispassion this particular exercise occasionally tips over into stereotype and sour hyperbole with some gratuitous details - at least in the Director’s Cut - which alienate rather than illuminate. Perhaps this was the aim but unlike Scum there’s no righteous sense of injustice and little insight into the mechanics of organised hooliganism, just the un-nuanced outputs.

  • 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.

  • Snuffed's rating of the film The Firm

    The Firm is a completely uncompromising and ruthless look into the world of modern day Football Hooliganism as we know it, specifically from the standpoint of The Inner City Firm. The violence portrayed is often brutal but never glorified; The Firm has, and should be the main point of reference for other films in the niche genre of Football Hooliganism. ‘’It’s all about belonging’’.

  • Feellikeanumber's rating of the film The Firm

    8/10 The banality of evil. Middle-aged real-estate agents and underaged schoolboys kicking the shit out of each other because of some sport (I know it much deeper than that). Majestic performance by Gary Oldman, who plays a boy trapped in a body of a man, craving for blood and respect, punching the pillow while screaming his nemesis name. Extremely well directed by mister Clarke; those long shots!

  • Don't Get Nasty Brother's rating of the film The Firm

    Sólo dura una hora con siete minutos (es una película para televisión) y es una vaina explosiva. Gary Oldman por supuesto es el puto amo. Y Alan Clarke es el papá de los helados. A este pana le gustaba tocarle las pelotas a la censura en Inglaterra, cada vez que el mister terminaba una película los pingüinos de la censura se hacían pupú.

  • film_lies101's rating of the film The Firm

    Does Gary Oldman have all the awards yet?

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