‘A new class of gangster’
The Bezonians is a 2021 British satirical crime thriller film focusing on a group of down and outs in a North London social club. The regulars scheme, plot and dream of becoming rich and breaking out of the monotony of their dreary and financially impotent lives.
The Saint & Savages production stars Vinnie Jones (I Am Vengeance: Retaliation; Blood Trap; The Midnight Meat Train; Snatch; Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), Marina Sirtis, Lois Brabin-Platt, Savvas D. Michael and Andreas Karras.
Plato (Andreas Karras) runs the Bezonians Social Club in North London, where generations of Greek immigrants have gambled away their savings and partied over the decades.
When Plato makes the mistake of playing poker with devious bombshell Lola (Lois Brabin-Platt), the fate of the club—as well as his very life—is threatened.
Only the suave Achilles (Savvas D. Michael), bruiser Costas (Peter Polycarpou), hardhead Buster (Nicky B), wily Mike (Chris Tummings) and sweet Anthony (Jamie Crew) will stand by Plato as he faces an intimidating threat from Lola’s boyfriend—the consciousness Willard Greb (Vinnie Jones)…
“It tells the audience who the characters are and meanders for half of the runtime before the plot finally decides to start. But when the players are this interesting and so well performed, who cares? When the directing is so stylish and the editing so flawless, who cares? Michael’s film works because everyone involved cared enough to make it as good as it could ever possibly be.” 8.5/10 Film Threat
“Although a large number of criminal activities take place, the film also explores other aspects of life, including the values of family and friendship and the importance of sticking together and supporting each other and overcoming obstacles […] The characters are intriguing and the screenplay will probably grab the viewer’s attention.” UK Film Review
“If you go into The Bezonians knowing that it’s going to be a character study with some thrills and violence thrown in rather than a typical gangster film there’s a good chance that you’ll enjoy it. Just don’t take the poster at face value and be prepared for an ending that’s a lot stronger than it has a right to be.” 3.5/5 Voices from the Balcony
In the USA, The Bezonians is available to rent or buy via Amazon Prime
In the UK, The Bezonians will be released by Saints & Savages on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on 2nd May 2022.
Commenting on the release, Saints & Savages’ CEO, John Pavlakos said “We’re very proud of The Bezonians, which has won a number of awards around the world. Vinnie Jones is a master of the genre and we were delighted to have him on board for the film. I believe it’s our best work to date and we can’t wait for audiences to see it!”
Cast and characters:
Marina Sirtis … Helen Andinos
Vinnie Jones … Willard Greb
Jenny Miller … Raven Rose
Kem Hassan … George
Christopher Sciueref … Michael Constantine
Nicky B … Eris Buster
Ivana Radjenovic … Ruby
Lois Brabin-Platt … Lola
Savvas D. Michael … Achilles
Peter Polycarpou … Costas
Nicole Bartlett … Linda
Chris Tummings … Mike Hagler
Andreas Karras … Plato Andinos
Rashelle Davies … Bambi
Adam Speers … Masked Robber 1
Tony Montalbano … Big Pavlos Pavlides
Cassandra French … Faye Constantine
Sophie Pâris … Mia
David J. Keogh … Buster Brother
Jacqueline Ramnarine … Party Girl
John Ioannou … Andonis Rossoulis
Omar Shaker … Theo ‘The Thunder’ Hermone
Bernice Pike … Margaret
Abbie Steele … Michelle
Jamie Crew … Anthony
Yasemin Gravitas … Nina
Mike Mousicos … John Adamos
1 hour 38 minutes