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4.3.2.1 (2010)

Director:
Noel Clarke
Mark Davis
COUNTRY
United Kingdom
GENRE
Crime/Comedy
NORWEGIAN TITLE
4.3.2.1
RUNNING TIME
117 minutes
Producer:
Damon Bryant
Dean O'Toole
Noel Clarke
Screenwriter:
Noel Clarke


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Shannon Ophelia Lovibond
Joanne Emma Roberts
Cassandra Tamsin Egerton
Kerrys Shanika Warren-Markland
Cool Brett Freddie Stroma
Phil Andrew Harwood Mills
Dillon Adam Deacon
Tee Noel Clarke
Gwen Linzey Cocker
Manuel Gregg Chillin
Angelo Jacob Anderson
Kelly Michelle Ryan
Mr Philips Ben Miller
Jas Susannah Fielding
Big Larry Kevin Smith
Robert Alexander Siddig

 

Review

Noel Clarke wrote, co-directed, co-produced (and acted in with a hilarious cameo appearance) this often funny and fairly clever crime yarn about four London-based teenage girls who get themselves mixed up in a diamond heist gone wrong, and must get themselves out of all sorts of subsequent entanglements. Clarke presents his story from each of the girls' perspective, which could have seemed unnecessarily avant-garde and gotten in the way of the story had it not worked, but here it does, owing to the fact that Clarke actually has very different points of view to present, not just flashy images. That being said, he has got flashy images as well, and 4.3.2.1 is a music video style film that, consciously or not, is both a product and a document of its own time; the characters are almost as fast-moving and restless as Clarke's cuts and bombardment of images. Fortunately, both his characters and images reveal both substance and depth, albeit not quite as much as Cassandra's bed.

 

Copyright 17.10.2013 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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