Friday, November 1, 2013

A Zen Gangster: THE HIT (1984)

What happens when a gangster facing certain death doesn't seem to care that he'll be killed? He's not suicidal, he doesn't want to die; he just seems indifferent to death in a Zen-like way.  Terence Stamp plays such a man in Stephen Frears' THE HIT, a Brit crime film that's terminally underrated.  It's a marvelous film with intriguing characters played by Stamp, Tim Roth, and John Hurt, and I couldn't resist writing about it for my Brit gangster film series for Criminal Element.  

Check the piece out here: THE HIT.

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