A shrew, thoughtful gangster flick.
Screenplay produces a driving, intense plot and makes character motivations real.
The narrative style overlaying the visuals is a crafty way to introduce characters, explain motivations and orient the viewer to London Gangster's reality.
Violence only when the plot requires.
Characters are nuanced, and layered. It doesn't take long before viewer is swept up in the multiple struggles of the two protagonists.
Casting was flawless. Each character looks exactly like he or she should look. They are dressed the way you would expect them to dress. The camera loved the protagonists and their cohorts
each of whom has a problem they need to fix.
This film outdoes gangster movie like the Krays, The Long Good Friday and Layer Cake.
This movie was titled "St. George's Day" in England and "Berlin Job" in the states.
Frank Harper produced the screenplay, did the directing and stars. I don't know if the also did the casting but who knows.