Sexy Beast

2000, U.K./U.S./Spain, 89m, 35mm

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Screened September 25, 2023

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Ex-villain Dove (Ray Winstone) has served his time behind bars, and is blissfully retired to a Spanish villa paradise with a wife he adores. But the idyll is shattered by the arrival of his nemesis Don Logan (Ben Kingsley), who is intent on persuading Gal to return to London for one last big job. Desperate not to sacrifice his enchanted existence, Dove is drawn into a shocking and explosive battle of wills with Logan, risking everything to protect the woman he loves.

In English and Spanish, with English subtitles

Jeremy Thomas: I was sent a script with a Jonathan Glazer attached, called “Sexy Beast”. It was on a Friday night, and I read it over the weekend. The screenplay was brilliant, and on the Monday I bought it before anyone else could. I knew Jonathan’s incredible work on music videos and commercials. He’s a unique talent. The film is very tough and very funny, and the perfect cast for a gangster movie, with Winstone, McShane, Kingsley, and many real criminals as actors. The rock really rolled down into the pool. It had a camera in it. I always enjoy the language in this film, but it was very difficult to make a trailer with any dialogue in it!

A film by Jonathan Glazer