Good People (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Aug19

Good People (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Henrik Ruben Genz, 2015, 83mins Cast: James Franco, Kate Hudson, Tom Wilkinson, Omar Sy James Franco plays Tom, an American odd job labourer and Kate Hudson co-stars as school teacher Anna in this simply diverting, yet utterly disposable thriller from first time feature director Henrik Ruben Genz Married but childless couple Tom and Anna have relocated from the U.S to London to start a family and create a new life for themselves....

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Jurassic World (12A)  | Close-Up Film Review
Jun12

Jurassic World (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Dir: Colin Trevorrow, US, 124 minutes Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Ty Simkins, Vincent D’Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy, Judy Greer 22 years ago in Steven Spielberg’s film of Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park, park creator John Hammond, played by Richard Attenborough, called it “The most advanced amusement park in the entire world”. This latest bite at the box-office apple makes Hammond’s comment come true. In...

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Samba (15) | Close-Up Film Review
May01

Samba (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, France, 2014, 120 mins, in French, English, Portuguese, Arabic and Russian with English subtitles Cast: Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Tahar Rahim The life of an illegal immigrant is a hard one. Samba (Omar Sy) is a young Senegal immigrant who after travelling to France does everything he can to stay under the radar and avoid the authorities. However, Samba isn’t all doom-and-gloom. It is a...

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Samba in cinemas May 1st
Apr15

Samba in cinemas May 1st

From the team behind box office sensation Intouchables comes SAMBA, a topical and clever romantic drama releasing in UK cinemas on 1st May 2015. Samba (Omar Sy – Intouchables) came to France 10 years ago from Senegal. He plugs away at various lowly jobs in a bid to stay under the radar and avoid the authorities. Alice (Charlotte Gainsbourg – Nymphomaniac, Melancholia) is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burnout, and...

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