A Hundred Streets
(2016, 95 min.)
Directed by: Jim O'Hanlon
Screenwriter: Leon Butler
Producers: Pippa Cross, Leon Butler, Idris Elba, Ros Hubbard
Cinematographer: Philipp Blaubach
Editor: Mark Eckersley, Chris Gill
Music: Paul Saunderson
Cast: Idris Elba, Gemma Arterton, Charlie Creed-Miles, Franz Drameh, Kierston Wareing, Tom Cullen and Ken Stott
This multi-stranded drama is set within one specific area of contemporary London. The cast of characters face major choices and changes in their separate lives as their paths sometimes cross. All of these interconnecting stories paint a picture of a society where a person is often loneliest within a crowd. As tension mounts, relationships are strained, loyalties are tested and violence erupts.
Nodding to both Crash and Amores Perros and inspired by real stories, Jim O’Hanlon’s feature directorial debut is a gripping and moving portrayal of modern city life, which should resonate with anyone who has lived it.