Welcome to Britflicks, a site dedicated to supporting the British film industry. Here you will find all the latest British film news, releases, trailers and interviews as well as some great competitions prizes.
British Film Review: RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER PART II
Directed By Ricci Harnett
Genre: British Gangster Film
Its 1997, two years after the infamous Essex Boys murders and Carlton Leach is convinced the men responsible for gunning down Tony Tucker, Pat Tate and Craig Rolfe are still out there and he could be next.
Suffering nightmarish flashbacks, Leach hides weapons in every nook and cranny of the family home as his drink and drug enhanced paranoia takes hold and his expectation of an attempt on his life reaches boiling point. This is brought to a crescendo when he kills the family pet dog with a Crossbow, thinking it’s assassins in the dark unlit night garden (don’t worry he buys a new Puppy). This is the last straw for his wife Denny (Coralie Rose) who leaves the family home taking their two girls with her.
Losing his family, street respect, and his job of managing the door of a nightclub because of his uncontrollable violence, Leach is fast approaching the bottom of a self-destructing spiral. But then he’s thrown a lifeline and starts making the steps that get him back on the front line.
However with Leach being the sort of guy who would use a sledge hammer to crack a nut, confrontations are never far away and with all the violence it’s only a matters of time before he upsets bigger fish. Leach is now well and truly back on the merry-go-round, only this time he’s not getting off.
It’s a great cast with some nice performances, Ricci Harnett who also wrote and directed the film is once again brilliant as Carlton Leach, Luke Mabley terrifically plays his best mate Shawn, while Johnny Palmiero plays a nasty little Mad Jack, and there’s also a great little cameo from the legendary Steven Berkoff.
RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER II is one of the most eagerly awaited British Gangster film sequels in years, it’s more grown up and certainly much darker than the first film, visually it looks stunning and lovers of the British Gangster film genre will love it.
RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER II is in UK cinemas 11 December and on DVD Boxing Day 2015.
Win a RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER Box Set
RISE OF THE FOOTSOLDIER PART II - Q&A with Ricci Harnett and Shawn Birch.
Copyright © Britflicks ltd - John Baker | Website Design - Kai Motta | Website Developer - Christian Abbott
Privacy & Cookies