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We Are Monster

We Are Monster
  • 2014
  • 88 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Antony Petrou
  • Written by: Leeshon Alexander
  • Cast: Leeshon Alexander, Aymen Hamdouchi, Gethin Anthony
  • UK release: 1 May 2015

Based on the true story of a violent racist (Alexander) who was placed with an Asian cellmate (Hamdouchi) in a young offenders' centre. Screenwriter Alexander plays both the racist and his angrier alter ego who goads him into violence, a theatrical conceit that doesn't quite come off, and overall it's blunt and unsubtle.

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We Are Monster

27 Apr 20153 stars

British thriller based on a real-life crime that's both bold and blunt

Bold in conception and presentation, if somewhat blunt and samey in the way it makes its points, this British thriller takes its story from a distressing real-life crime. Leeshon Alexander – also the film’s screenwriter – plays Robert Stewart, a violent…

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