- Directed by: Rowan Joffe
- Cast: Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Andy Serkis, John Hurt, Helen Mirren
Small-time hood Pinkie Brown (Riley) woos and marries waitress Rose (Riseborough) in order to keep her quiet about two murders she knows he's committed. Director Joffe's bold adaptation more than holds its own against the 1947 version.
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After murdering rival gang member Fred Hale, Pinkie Brown decides to marry Rose - the only person who can prove he was behind the murder. However, he is up against Hale's sister and Rose's boss Ida Arnold, who turns detective to discover who is behind her brother's demise.
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Brighton Rock remake actress Andrea Riseborough - Profile17 Feb 2011
From Made in Dagenham to starring opposite Guy Pearce
Name Andrea Riseborough Born 27 October 1981, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Background She was Sally Hawkins’ mate in Happy-Go-Lucky, Margaret Thatcher in The Long Walk to Finchley, English Civil War-era crumpet in The Devil’s Whore and busty Brenda…
Brighton Rock resurrects religious theme of Graham Greene’s source novel2 Feb 2011
2011 film adaptation also highlights grubby sexual and violent content
(15) 111min Remaking a seminal British crime film might seem like madness, but then writer-director Rowan Joffe has ignored the 1947 original and instead gone back to Graham Greene’s source novel. And having done that, he’s ditched its 1938 setting…
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