Bigga than Ben
|Bigga than Ben|
|Directed by||Suzie Halewood|
|Produced by||Suzie Halewood|
|Written by||Suzie Halewood|
|Music by||Paul E Francis|
Gas Station 8
|Distributed by||Tiny Hand Films|
Bigga than Ben is a 2008 British black comedy film written and directed by Suzie Halewood. The film is based on the 1999 Russian novel of the same name.
This dark comedy from the UK, is a tale of two selfish, wayward young Russian backpackers who come to London in an attempt to amass an easy fortune.
But it’s not too long before Spiker and Cobakka realize that legally, they aren’t going to get very far. So, aided by the dodgy Artash they learn to shoplift from supermarkets, rip off banks, joyride on the London Underground and turn mobile phones into crack cocaine.
- Ben Barnes as Cobakka
- Andrei Chadov as Spiker
- Ovidiu Matesan as Artash
- Hero Fiennes-Tiffin as Spartak
Bigga than Ben received generally favourable reviews from critics. The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 60% of critics gave the film positive reviews. The film was nominated for Best Narrative Film at Austin Film Festival, played Best of the Fest at Edinburgh, Won Best Comedy Film at Los Angeles DIY FF and made The Times Top 100 Films of that year.
Cosmo Landesman in The Sunday Times gave the film four stars and said the film was "Dark, funny, charming, fast, immoral, decadent and delightful. The best double act buddies since Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid."
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