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Friday, November 25, 2011


Starring Hollywood heavyweight Helen Mirren, this is a must-see this December!

Adapted from Graham Greene’s brilliant 1939 novel, Brighton Rock is about a small-town gangster who marries the waitress who witnessed him murdering a rival thug.

At the heart of the film’s story is the anti-hero, Rose (Andrea Riseborough), an apparently innocent young waitress who stumbles on evidence linking Pinkie (Sam Riley) and his gang to a revenge killing. After the murder, Pinkie realises that Rose is on to him so he decides to seduce her – first, in an effort to find out how much she knows and then to ensure that she will not talk to the police. But Ida (Helen Mirren), who owns Snows, the coffee shop where Rose works, sees through the veils of deceit Pinkie is placing on the innocent waitress and sets in motion a plot to undermine Pinkie's plans!

Brighton Rock shows the love story between a murderer and a witness. Can Pinkie trust Rose or should he kill her before she talks to the police? On the other hand, can Rose trust Pinkie or is she next in line?

Besides a star-studded cast, which includes the award-winning and graceful Helen Mirren, Brighton Rock was written and directed by Rowan Joff, whose credits include the screenplays for the George Clooney thriller The American and Pawel Pawlikowski’s award-winning Last Resort. He also wrote and directed the multi award-winning single drama Secret Life and directed The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall, which won Best Director and Best Actor awards at the 2009 BAFTA TV Awards.

Brighton Rock opens exclusively at Cinema Nouveau and select Ster-Kinekor Theatres on December 9. It can be seen at Cinema Nouveau – Gateway.

Call Ticketline 082 16789 (Standard call rates apply, free minutes do not apply) or book in cinema at the self-service terminals (SSTs) or Box Offices. Special rates apply for Discovery Vitality, Edgars and Jet Club Members.