City of Tiny Lights trailer – Apr 7 – a street private eye and prostitutes

City of Tiny Lights trailer
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City of Tiny Lights – watch the trailer for this film where we are introduced to Tommy. Riz Ahmed enjoys his ‘dark’ role and rarely sees light of day.  In British cinemas April 7

This is how it goes…

Meet Tommy Akhtar (Riz Ahmed), cricket fan, devoted son to an ailing father and deadbeat private eye.  He’s got an office above a cab firm, a taste for cigarettes and bourbon, and a finely tuned moral compass that he keeps hidden behind a sharp cynicism.  When Tommy walks into his office one morning to find a high-class prostitute seeking his help, he’s launched into a story that plays as an utterly original modern noir.

Set in West London, City of Tiny Lights is co-written by author Patrick Neate, and based on his novel of the same name.  It is a unique portrait of contemporary London as a teeming multicultural metropolis where nothing is as it seems.

Directed by Pete Travis (Vantage Point, Dredd).  Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Night Of) stars alongside Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Yerma) as Shelley, Tommy’s long-lost love.  The ensemble cast includes Cush Jumbo (Joesphine and I, The Inbetweeners) and Roshan Seth (Indian Summers, My Beautiful Laundrette).  Rebecca O’Brien (I, Daniel Blake) produces.

It is a cool racy movie that takes you on a journey you didn’t know existed in the big Capital.


Variety says:  On paper this downbeat thriller is a surefire winner.  Riz Ahmed is one of the best and fastest-rising of the current crop of young British actors.

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