Well, lookie here, a sort of sequel to Jonathan Glazer’s wonderful Sexy Beast. A sequel insofar as the same writers (Louis Mellis and David Scinto) and much of the same cast are involved (the directorial change is to Malcolm Venville). Ian McShane (pre-Deadwood, post-Lovejoy) showed in Sexy Beast that he can do intense and intimidating, and Ray Winstone, and actor who has been doing character work in a plethora of Hollywood blockbusters for the past since Sexy Beast are back, and joined by Tom Wilkinson and John Hurt (two actors who have also been doing character work for years in the Hollywood mainstream and also the land of indie). That makes this one instantly worth a lot.
A low-key crime drama/thriller 44 Inch Chest, according to those who have seen it, brings profanity to a some sort of new level. According to the IMDb: “A jealous husband and his friends plot the kidnapping of his wife’s lover with the intention of restoring his wounded ego.”
Trailer (and links to character promos) are tucked under the seat.