• 2014
  • UK
  • 1h 38min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Rebecca Johnson
  • Cast: Jessica Sula, Lucien Laviscount, Ntonga Mwanza
  • UK release: 8 May 2015

Sweet, painfully shy Layla (Sula) arrives in Brixton from Trinidad and catches the eye of local rapper Troy (Laviscount), but her smitten friend Shaun (Mwanza) watches helplessly as Layla gets sucked into gang life. Affecting and ultimately devastating urban crime drama with a beautifully subtle performance from Sula.

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4 May 20154 stars

Rebecca Johnson helms a compassionate, well-informed British crime drama

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