GBH marks the directorial debut of Simon Phillips, seen recently leading the comedy How to Stop Being a Loser as well as Tanter’s Jack trilogy, it’ll be interesting to see the energy Phillips brings to the film which, though it may not differ from the stable’s recent output in subject matter, should provide fertile ground to stamp his directing style.
Nick Nevern leads the film with Kellie Shirley and Steven Berkoff heading up the cast. Here’s a synopsis,
GBH is a powerful tale of justice and vengeance starring Damien (Nick Nevern) a London copper with a past he’s trying to forget. Before signing up for the force he ran with a football firm, getting involved in tear-ups up and down the country. Now he’s on the other side of the law and faces a tough decision: side with his old crew or protect London as it burns and rioters run amok? Falling in love with fellow cop Louise (Kellie Shirley), Damien is quickly alerted to a street-level uprising that is about to shake London.
Amidst the brutalities presented by the riots, Damien fights for justice at Louise’s expense. Having been raped by a rioter known to him, Damien finds himself levelling with the rioters, fighting a war he cannot win, as much against the rioters as against himself.
The film is out in UK cinemas on the 28th of September and on DVD, iTunes and the various VOD platforms from the 1st of October. Here’s the gallery and trailer,