- Original title
- Running time
- 89 min.
- United Kingdom
Louis Mellis, David Scinto
Co-production United Kingdom-Spain; Fox Searchlight / Filmfour / Kanzaman S.A
Thriller. Drama | Crime. Mafia. Heist Film
- Synopsis / Plot
- Ex-villain Gal Dove (Ray Winstone) has served his time behind bars and is blissfully retired to a Spanish villa paradise with a wife he adores. The sun drenched idyll is shattered by the arrival of his psychotic, gangster nemesis Don Logan (Ben Kingsley), who is intent on persuading Gal to return to London for one last big job. Desperate not to sacrifice his comfortable existence, Dove is drawn into an explosive battle of wills with Logan, and ultimately, takes part in a sensational underwater heist, risking everything to protect the woman he loves.
Loaded with visual style, Sexy Beast is set on the Spanish Costa del Sol and in London. This genre bending romance marks the directorial film debut of Jonathan Glazer, the multi-award winning commercial and music video director. The film is produced by Jeremy Thomas and written by Louis Mellis and David Scinto.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Supporting Actor (Ben Kingsley)
: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Supporting Actor
: Nominated for BAFTA Awards: Best British Film
: National Board of Review: Special Recognition
: 2 Awards in el Festival Toronto: Best Actor, Actor revelación (Jonathan Glazer)
: European Film Awards: Best Actor (Ben Kingsley)
: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Supp. Actor (Kingsley) & Best First Film
: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Ben Kingsley)
: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Supp. Actor (Ben Kingsley)
2001: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Kingsley)
: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): 4 Awards including Best Movie. 5 Nom.
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