A Very British Gangster
International title A Very British Gangster
Country Reino Unido
Running time 102
Director Donald MacIntyre
Screenplay Donald MacIntyre
Film Editing Sally Hilton
Photography Dave Wooton, Nick Manley
Producer Dare Films Ltd.
Synopsis Dominic Noonan visits "his" red-light distric of Manchester. He hands out money to the unemployed, mediates in conflicts between neighbours, collects his dues (extorsion, gambling, prostitution, drugs) and settles accounts with his competitors, rivals, enemies... The life of a real capo, a head of the mob who is as generous as cruel, so powerful he can paralise the streets of Manchester for the funeral of his brother. Noonan is currently free after being accused of stabbing and clubbing a man to death.
Director bio Born in Dublin in 1966, he is Britain's best known investigative journalist. He studied in Dublin and London, later completing a Masters degree in Communication Policy at City University, London. Initially employed in print media, he worked as a news reporter for The Sunday Tribune and later with The Irish Press in Dublin. His first work in television was for the highly-acclaimed BBC investigative sports strand, On-The-Line in 1993. Worth mentioning among his multi-award-winning programmes are World in Action for ITV, McIntyre Undercover for BBC and McIntyre UK Undercover for FIVE. His directing debut, A Very British Gangster was selected for competition in the prestigious Sundance film festival and was awarded the Grand Prix at Cognac Police Film Festival.