Yardie

Winner
Grand Jury Prize ~ World Cinema Dramatic
Sundance Film Festival
Nominee
C.I.C.A.E. Award ~ Panorama
Berlin International Film Festival
The performances, the witty dialogue, the bracingly authentic production design and the thumping soundtrack are what make this movie sing.

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Yardie

Set in '70s Kingston and '80s Hackney, Yardie follows a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), who has never fully recovered from the murder, committed during his childhood, of his older brother Jerry Dread (Everaldo Creary). D grows up under the wing of a Kingston Don and music producer named King Fox (Sheldon Shepherd). Fox dispatches him to London, where he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart, Yvonne (Shantol Jackson), and his daughter who he's not seen since she was a baby. He also hooks up with a soundclash crew, called High Noon. But before he can be convinced to abandon his life of crime and follow "the righteous path," he encounters the man who shot his brother 10 years earlier, and embarks on a bloody, explosive quest for retribution - a quest which brings him into conflict with vicious London gangster Rico (Stephen Graham).
Genre
Crime
Runtime
101
Language
English
Director
Idris Elba
Cast
Antwayne Eccleston, Fraser James, Aml Ameen, Stephen Graham, Sheldon Shepherd, Shantol Jackson
Awards:
Winner, Grand Jury Prize ~ World Cinema Dramatic, Sundance Film Festival
Nominee, C.I.C.A.E. Award ~ Panorama, Berlin International Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW
Fionnuala Halligan Screen International

Actor/producer and part-time DJ Idris Elba now adds director to his resume with 'Yardie,' an adaptation of Victor Headley’s 1992 novel about a young drug courier which begins on the mean streets of Kingston, Jamaica in 1973 and concludes on the even meaner backroads of East London in the 1980s. It ...

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