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City of Tiny Lights (2016)

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In the teeming, multicultural metropolis of modern-day London, a seemingly straightforward missing-person case launches a down-at-heel private eye into a dangerous world of religious fanaticism and political intrigue.

Director:

Pete Travis

Writer:

Patrick Neate
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Riz Ahmed ... Tommy Akhtar
Billie Piper ... Shelley
James Floyd ... Lovely
Cush Jumbo ... Melody
Roshan Seth ... Farzad Akhtar
Hannah Rae ... Emma
Antonio Aakeel ... Young Lovely
Reiss Kershi Reiss Kershi ... Young Tommy
Vincent Regan ... Tall Man / Schaeffer
Danny Webb ... DS Cal Donnely
Ram John Holder Ram John Holder ... Trinidad Pete
Damson Idris ... Hakim
Branko Tomovic ... Big John
George Sargeant George Sargeant ... Stuart
Alexander Siddig ... Al-Dabaran
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Storyline

'City Of Tiny Lights' is a witty gumshoe in contemporary (sub)urban London. When Asian Private Eye, Tommy Akhtar, is put on the trail of missing hooker, Sexy Russian, he begins to expose a series of dark secrets that reveal uncomfortable truths about Tommy's own past and London itself. Written by NDF International

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Some secrets should remain buried See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Grad neupadljive svetlosti See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Budget:

£3,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Billie Piper and Danny Webb were former Doctor Who (2005) actors. See more »

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Written by Roni Size & DJ Krust
Performed by Roni Size (as Roni Size & Reprazent)
Published by Universal Music/MCA Music Ltd. & Bucks Music Group Ltd
Courtesy of Virgin EMI Records Ltd
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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North American audiences won't understand much of this film
25 September 2016 | by michaeljtrubicSee all my reviews

Me and many others rushed out of the premiere frustrated that the dialog was both in comprehensible and overwhelmed by background noise. Much of the film takes place on London streets, nightclubs and other noisy places. The thick London accents together with all of the background noises serve to frustrate the audience's ability to understand the dialog and with it, the plot.

The lack of audible speech limits us to follow the actors using visible cues, this doesn't work because the film of course is a mystery. I wondered if the digital print that the film festival received had subtitles attached - it might have saved the movie for many who attended.

I think the next time I see a premiere that is so audibly frustrating I will cry out for subtitles and hopefully the projectionist will do something.

Unfortunately, I recommend everyone wait for a DVD version with subtitles.

Very disappointed.


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