ILL MANORS

Thriller | 121 mins | 2012

iLL Manors is the highly anticipated directorial debut by pioneering British music artist Ben Drew (aka Plan B).



Festivals & Awards

Toronto International Film Festival 2012 Official Selection Vanguard
Festival do Rio 2012 Official Selection
Winner of Prix Coup de Coeur Award Dinard Film Festival 2012
Winner of The Technicolor Award for Best Cinematography Dinard Film Festival 2012
Stockholm Film Festival 2012
Zagreb Film Festival 2012



Cast & Credits

Director: Ben Drew (aka Plan B)
Cast: Riz Ahmed, Natalie Press



Synopsis

iLL Manors is the highly anticipated directorial debut by pioneering British music artist Ben Drew (aka Plan B). A unique crime thriller set on the unforgiving streets of London, iLL Manors follows sic disparate lives, all struggling to survive the circles of violence that engulf them. We meet Kirby, an ex-dealer, who ha just been released from prison; Ed, a mindless thug who will stop at nothing to find his missing phone; troubled Michelle who is just looking for her next hit and young Jake who finds himself drawn to the local gang. Chris is hell-bent on revenge and Katya is desperately trying to escape this dangerous foreign land. Not forgetting Aaron, our protagonist, who is just trying to do the right thing. Narratively linked though original music from Plan B, the film is a visually stunning and emotionally impactful experience, laced with street-wise humour. Ground-breaking in its approach, iLL Manors proves to be one the must-see films of 2012.



Press & Reviews

Gritty rapper-director Plan B doesn't believe critics have actually been to East London - The Globe and Mail
iLL Manors is an ambitious but impressive debut by Plan B - Metro
iLL MANORS Review - Variety
iLL Manors wins film music prize | Screen International
Mercury Prize-nominated rapper Plan B on his debut film, iLL Manors - National Post
Plan B on iLL Manors: 'I'm making the British Godfather' - Telegraph
The most exciting British debut in recent memory - Financial Times