D.J. Haza presents the next entry in his series of films to watch before you die…
The Business, 2005.
Directed by Nick Love.
Starring Danny Dyer and Tamer Hassan.
The Business is a slick gangster flick from Nick Love that tells the story of a young lad, Frankie (Dyer), who flees the UK and ends up in the Costa Del Crime with a bunch of ex-pat fugitive criminals. As Frankie is eased into their world of drugs, crime and guns he soon finds a taste for what’s on offer and begins to carve out a career as a gangster for himself too.
However, as with many people in the 80s Frankie and his pals get greedy and end up in trouble with the locals. When he loses everything he had and finds himself struggling to make ends meet he knows he has to formulate a plan to get out as soon as possible, but that may involve double-crossing a few people. Throw in several boat-loads of marijuana and cocaine with a love triangle and foul language so you get a film that oozes character and his devoid of morality.
The Business is great fun to watch and is packed full of mockney gangster talk, big egos and macho provado. Love manages to highlight the ups and downs of the 80s with his use of theme, story and the hilariously hideous clothes. Danny Dyer and Tamer Hassan make a great pair on screen in this flick, as it doesn’t require either of them to do much acting. The soundtrack is a killer 80s collection of hits and anthems from the likes of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Duran Duran and Blondie.
The Business is a film that you must see before you die because it makes the 80s look and sound like the coolest decade ever as these crooked individuals live the dream on the Costa Del Crime.