NOMINATED FOR 11 BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM (BIFA) AWARDS- including best British independent film and best director for Philip Barantini.
“Stephen Graham bubbles in one-shot restaurant drama… a dizzying single-take drama featuring a potent lead performance from Graham as a chef enduring a nightmarish evening”- The Guardian
Actor-turned-director Philip Barantini follows his award winning short of the same name and feature debut Villain (2020) with this breathlessly kinetic, formally dazzling and ultimately moving single-take thriller set in an elite London restaurant. We follow Andy, an emotionally damaged and drug addicted chef, played by an electrifying Stephen Graham, across one crazily busy night in his top London restaurant. He has to deal with acrimonious staff, difficult customers, an old adversary and the pressures of keeping a frenetic kitchen and busy restaurant floor going. A smart character study, a realistic slice of life and a vivid window into a highly pressurised and strange working world, Barantini’s film makes superb use of its formal conceit, an excellent ensemble cast and terrific central performance to deliver something genuinely nerve-jangling and exciting.
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strong language, drug misuse
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Stephen Graham, Vinette Robinson
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