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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Ben Barnes
Andrei Chadov
Hero Fiennes-Tiffin.
Directors
Suzie Halewood.
Screenwriters
Running Time
minutes

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Bigga Than Ben
A gritty but action-filled look at the grimier side of Sarff London.


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Plot
The film follows the wild exploits of two freewheeling Russians as they embark on a headlong charge through the seedy underworld of the multi-cultural melting pot that is London.


Review
Bigga Than Ben
Based on Sergei Sakin and Pavel Tetersky’s diaries, Bol’she Ben: A Guide To Ripping Off London, this is part Guy Ritchie, part Ken Loach. And let’s face it, that could have been a disaster — but happily Suzie Halewood’s debut feature isn’t half bad. Despite a rocky start, once it settles down the adventure of Cobakka (Ben Barnes) and Spiker (Andrey Chadov) in the grime of South-East London sheds some honest light on many of the rough and ugly truths about the modern migrant experience in Britain.


Extras

Bigga Than Ben Bigga Than Ben
Released: 22 June 2009
Extras include a ‘making of’.




Reviewed by Will Thomas

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RE: Fast and Furious

*oilers hereI saw this last night on the BBC (CLU - it'll be on iPlayer - the programme doesn't look like you by the way)  and I thought it was quite a funny and engaging piece of film-making. The basic plot of the film revolves around two self-proclaimed Russian "scumbags" who flee Russia after being called up for national service by the army. They head to London as they see it as a soft-touch, a place to make easy money through stealing and scams and to take advantage of the overly gener... More

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Fast and Furious

This is a great and honest film - not just as a guide for anyone trying to make it in London - but for those who enjoy a seriously un-PC laugh at the state of things. In the current credit cash climate, it might also give a few tips the rest of us may be needing sooner rather than later on how to survive in London. The two leads are great - and considering their views on their fellow strugglers - loveable by the end. I haven't laughed so much since Airplane. ... More

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