Yardie (2018)

Genres - Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Action Thriller, Crime Drama, Crime Thriller, Family Drama  |   Release Date - Jan 20, 2018 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Clare Perez-Izaguirre Lopez

Based on the 1992 novel Yardie by Victor Headley, the narrative begins with D (Antwayne Eccleston), a young Jamaican living in 1970s Kingston, Jamaica whose life is sent into disarray after the murder of his older brother and DJ, Jerry Dread (Everaldo Creary). Ten years on, D (now played by Aml Ameen) is working for the larger-than-life character of drug lord King Fox (Sheldon Shepherd). Sent to Hackney, London to smuggle cocaine, D finds his brother’s killer and narrows in on revenge, though violent local gangster Rico (Stephen Graham) has other ideas. Directed by Idris Elba.

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accidental-death, brother, childhood-sweetheart, conflict, death-in-family, gangster, Jamaican [nationality], murder, retribution, revenge, truth