United Kingdom, 2018
Director: Idris Elba
Producer: Gina Carter, Robin Gutch
Executive Producer: Idris Elba, Mary Burke, Hugo Heppell, Dan MacRae, Joe Oppenheimer, Danny Perkins
Cast: Aml Ameen, Shantol Jackson, Stephen Graham, Sheldon Shepherd
Screenwriter: Brock Norman Brock, Martin Stellman
Based on the novel by Victor Headley
Cinematography: John Conroy
Music: Dickon Hinchliffe
Editing: Justine Wright
Costumes: James Keast
Genre: Drama, Crime
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Language: English
Running Time: 102 minutes

Set in '70s Kingston and '80s Hackney (a neighborhood in London with a large Jamaican community), Yardie, based on the best-selling novel by Victor Headley, centers on the intertwined worlds of Jamaican narcotics syndicates and the music industry, following a young courier named D (Aml Ameen, The Maze Runner) to London where he seeks revenge for his brother's murder and reunites with his estranged girlfiend (Shantol Jackson, TV's Thicker Than Water) and child. Directorial debut - Idris Elba

Premiere (Sundance Film Festival, 2018)
Panorama (Berlin Film Festival, 2018)
UK Premiere (Sundance Festival in London, 2018)
Opening Night Film (Caribbean Film Festival at BAM, 2019)

Soundtrack currently available via Island Records

Reviews and Quotes 2

“A great directorial debut
from Idris Elba!"

“A tough, raw, humane depiction of the Jamaican diaspora in 1980s London with a killer soundtrack."
Radio Times

"The best British gangster
movie in years!"
Daily Star

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