2010 Certificate: 15


Graham Greene's classic 1930s tale of smalltime thuggery on the South Coast is relocated to the 1960s in debut director Rowan Joffe's good-looking remake. Control star Sam Riley plays viciously ambitious hoodlum Pinkie Brown, the role made famous by Richard Attenborough in John Boulting's 1947 adaptation. Andrea Riseborough is the timid waitress he seduces to keep her quiet and Helen Mirren the matriarchal tea-room owner... and his determined nemesis.


  • Rowan Joffe


  • Sam Riley

  • Andrea Riseborough

  • John Hurt

  • Helen Mirren

  • Andy Serkis