Film of the Day – The Drop

the drop

Tom Hardy and the late James Gandolfini star in the 2014 drama, The Drop. Directed by Michaël R. Roskam, the film co-stars Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts and John Ortiz amongst others and features subtexts of the psychological, organised crime and romance.

Bob Saginowski (Hardy) – a tender for his cousin’s bar which, as we find out, is actually used as a temporary bank for organised criminals – finds himself embroiled within a blossoming romance with his neighbour, Nadia (Rapace), as they nurse a battered pit-bull puppy back to health. Things take a complicated turn for the young bar-tender, however, after Nadia’s abusive ex-partner returns to town and the bar suffers a massive robbery, forcing Bob to face the truth about those he thinks he knows best — including himself.

 

The Drop – Thursday 9:00 pm on Film 4

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