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The End

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Against the background of the hard-as-nails East End of London, first-time filmmaker Nicola Collins explores the fascinating lives of her real-life gangster father and his infamous criminal friends.


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Against the background of the East End of London England, Nicola Collins explores the fascinating complexity of the lives of her father and his friends: infamous criminals that shaped their war torn environment into a violent underworld. The End is a story never before told, of a group of men with a common bond. The End reveals the bloody history and the confessions of the cockney gangster. Their stories are rife with brutality and bloodshed but, somehow, she manages to frame them without judgment.
Indeed, in counterpoint to her gritty visual style and industrial soundtrack, she captures glimmers of humanity in the now grizzled faces of these notorious Cockney gangsters who still crave respect, abide by their criminal code of honor, and talk as freely about their families, friendships, and God as they do about murder.
The documentary begins with historic footage of a burned-out London during World War II. Poor kids, Les and his friends tried to survive without much money, food, or adult supervision in the East End. They pilfered what they needed. Says one of Collins' s interviewees Victor Dark, Mickey Goldtooth, and Pretty Boy Roy Shaw among them. Most of them served prison time; most were stabbed or shot at least once. Some have no regrets; others cringe at the harm they've done.
  • Published
    2010-07-01
  • Run Time
    77
  • TV Series
    No
  • Genre
    Documentary
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Format
    DVD
  • Packaging Details
    Amaray Case
  • Special Features
    ,
    ,
  • Age Rating
    MA15+
  • Boxset
    No
  • Limited Edition
    No
  • Release Date
    Thu Jul 01 00:00:00 AEST 2010
  • Brand Name
    Paramount
  • Boxed Width
    13.6 cm
  • Boxed Length
    19.1 cm
  • Boxed Height
    1.5 cm
  • Product Code
    WCC100000000068897
  • Reference Number
    068897
  • Article Number
    8279932
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