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Duane Hopkins

United Kingdom, Sweden | 2014 | Genre: Drama, Thriller | second feature film | running time: 105’

"The film has an intensity that commands admiration. It portrays a harsh contemporary reality with a rawness that confirms Hopkins as a distinctive filmmaking voice."
David Rooney - The Hollywood Reporter

TFL Awards

TFL Production Award 2009 (€ 130.000)

festivals & awards

Orizzonti, Venice Film Festival 2014


Tim has no job, but he earns money as a small-time fence, selling stolen goods. He cares for those close to him and knows his responsibilities towards them, even in the toughest times, even in bereavement for a mother. His girlfriend Lilly loves him. And Tim loves and trusts Lilly. She is his only source of refuge and hope. Tim tries to be patient with his kid sister Helen, with her lies about attending school and her refusal to accept his authority as legal caregiver. Tim wishes his grandfather didn't need to live in a care home. It's an uneasy move for a proud old man who gave his life to an industry that is no longer there for his grandsons. Things are looking better for big brother Greg, recently released from prison. He's determined to steer clear of local thug Lester, who mocks Greg's cleaning job. Lester pays much better for robberies. As the financial pressure of daily life builds, Tim becomes more and more tense. His health takes a bad turn, but he is hesitant about seeking treatment. When his supplier is brutally attacked, Tim's world takes on a new dimension of menace. In the coming days, Tim must face that he could be connected to more serious crime, more dangerous men.


original title



Drama, Thriller


United Kingdom, Sweden

running time


produced by

Third Film - United Kingdom

in co-production with

Plattform Produktion - Sweden
Severn Screen - United Kingdom

directed by

Duane Hopkins


The Match Factory

Tim is a good kid. Tim is a criminal.
TFL Programmes

FrameWork 2009

Duane Hopkins

Scriptwriter, Film Director

Samm Haillay