• 2012
  • UK
  • 1h 46min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Kew, Neil Thompson
  • Written by: Paul Abbott, Jimmy Dowdall
  • Cast: Parminder Nagra, Kaya Scodelario, Stephen Dillane
  • UK release: 10 September 2012
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Fashion executive Deeva (Nagra) returns from Paris to pre-Olympics East London after her teenage brother becomes a murder suspect. Despite stylish direction and solid performances from a reliable cast, it's let down by silly plotting and stereotypical characters – which, given that Paul Abbott is a co-writer, is hard to forgive.

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