from The Independent & The Independent on Sunday
23 February 2007 07:19
Outlaw: How will Nick Love's anti-crime film go down with the lads?
By Alice Jones
Published: 23 February 2007
At the beginning of Nick Love's new film Outlaw, Danny Dyer's character Dekker brings his zippy convertible screeching to a halt at a junction and comes face to face with the nightmarish vision of a lamp-post adorned with piles of flowers and his photograph. It's a nice variation on the classic gangland warning of sending a funeral wreath to an intended target and sure enough, within seconds a frenzied chase is underway and Dekker is beaten to within an inch of his life by a carload of thugs. But Outlaw isn't just another film about the lives and crimes of all-powerful gangsters. Rather its subject is their victims - ordinary people whose lives have been destroyed by extraordinarily violent crime.( Collapse )