May 30, 2014 · 7:00 PM
This location is shown only to members
In Memory of Bob Hoskins
Intricately plotted and smartly paced, this gangster saga from 1980 clicks as whodunit, social satire and explosive thriller. The piece is crowned by Bob Hoskins' career-making turn as a London mobster courting respectability and Helen Mirren's subtly detailed performance as his upper-crust mistress. Cockney wiseguy Harold Shand is a would-be burgher whose domination of the city's underworld stems from his shrewdness as a mediator and his skill at harnessing political and economic clout. As Easter approaches, he's poised to launch an aggressive real estate development scheme along the depressed Thames waterfront when all hell breaks loose: a trusted lieutenant is brutally murdered, Shand's mother is nearly killed in a car bombing, one of his pubs is blown apart and the visiting American don crucial to the pending deal is quickly growing wary.
Awards: 3 awards and 1 BAFTA nomination
IMDB rating: 7.7
Running time: 109 mins
The movie will start at 7.30pm, but I will get there from about 7.00pm to set up the room. There is enough space for you to join us upstairs and make use of the space.
Please note that we show this movie for educational purposes within our club. This is a strict members only event. Please do not embarrass yourself (and us) by bringing a guest, who we would need to turn away.
Please note that we ask members for a contribution of £3 to allow us to budget for future events. Your support is very much appreciated! Thanks.
The upstairs bar will be opened for us from 7.00pm and please order any drinks and food at this bar.
London European Club is run by dedicated volunteers, who don't have time to waste with people who don't show up at events. If you don't show up to three events that you have RSVPed to, you will be banned from the Club. Changing your RSVP in the last 24 hours prior to the event is strongly discouraged and may result in an immediate ban, especially when it comes to our most popular events such as this one.