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LOOTED Directed by Rene van Pannevis Starring: Charley Palmer Rothwell, Thomas Turgoose, Tom Fisher, Morgana Polanski I’m saying that bringing a book around ain’t gonna fix ‘im - Rob Rob lives his life at 100mph balancing carjacking schemes and caring for his dying father. But one risky job could bring it all crashing down. This is a full-length adaptation of director Rene van Pannevis’ of his 2015 BIFA -WINNING SHORT film “Jacked”, and tells the story that draws deeply from the short film. Rob(Charley Palmer Rothwell)is a 22-year-old in Harlepool who spends his time between boosting cars and caring for his father (Tom Fisher), a retired sailor slowly dying from a long lung disease caused by years at the docks, a disease that claimed the life of van Pannevis’ own father. When a job with his best friend Leo (Thomas Turgoose) inevitably goes wrong, the two worlds that Rob straddles are forced together. It’s a story told with a great depth of personality, which shows van Pnnevis’ command of his subject is undeniable, and despite being raised in the Netherlands, he shows an impressive grasp of the grim nature of post-industrial England. Paannavis has an ability to draw the best from his cast particularly his lead actor Charley Palmer Rothwell; showing two sides of his character: we see him as a caring son to his father and then making him believe that he has applied for two jobs and dresses the part to please his father, though in fact he is working with Thomas as a burglar and car thief. His father believes Charley and happy that he will get a good job. The lie sticks until…until…it is too late to change. There is one character who changes the whole mood and injects emotion into the veins of the movie and that is Kasia (Morgana Polanski) who plays Leo’s girlfriend. She meets Rob’s father and he immediately warms to her and her concern about him seem quite and are, quite sincere. She appears quite happy in Rob’s company and shares his sense of humour. She exudes a radiant personality and the film He enjoys conversing with her as she asks him a lot about his past and soon, he is sailing into the seas of nostalgia.

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