Synopsis by Mark Deming
A loser looking for work is asked to become a hired killer in this dark comedy. Frank (Mark Addy)'s life is going nowhere when his mother throws him out of the house. Frank ends up sharing a house with his friend Kenny (Charlie Creed-Miles), who lives with his alcoholic grandfather and disabled brother. Frank is shooting the breeze with Kenny one day and mentions he was once in the service as a Special Air Services officer. Kenny, very impressed, offers Frank some work -- he'd like him to kill Donut (Alan Atherall), a low-level crook responsible for his brother's injury, along with Donut's girlfriend Jackie (Samantha Morton). Frank is taken aback but eventually agrees, and he shows up at Donut's place to discover that he's not in. Jackie, however, lets Frank inside, and Frank and Jackie get to know each other a bit as he waits for his target to show up -- and wonders if he really has the nerve to kill someone. The Last Yellow was screened at the 1999 Edinburgh Film Festival.
comedian, confusion, fantasy, injury, killing, loser, revenge