Luis Prieto’s “Pusher” made its splash last year as being part of the official selection of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and now, after coming on VOD last September, “Pusher” is set for its limited theatrical release. The RADiUS TWC release will be later this year–October 26 in Los Angeles and New York before a national release, but if the film is news to you, here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect.
The film is a remake of the 1996 gritty original by Nicolas Winding Refn, the director of the critically-acclaimed “Drive.” The film stars Richard Coyle, Mem Ferda, Bronson Webb, Agyness Deyn and Zlatko Buri?:
PUSHER follows street dealer Frank (Richard Coyle) through a hellish week as his life completely unravels. Naively believing that he’s got a sure thing on his hands, Frank borrows money from his supplier, Milo (Zlatko Buri?, reprising his role from the Danish trilogy), in order to get in on a big drug deal. When things don’t go accordign to plan, Frank has to scramble to come up with the cash before Milo’s Enforcer Hakan (Mem Ferda) loses his patience with him. Frank’s desperation mounts as the clock ticks. The increasingly frantic Frank becomes willing to do whatever it takes to save himself, risking losing his life and his humanity. Soon, Frank is beating up his sidehick (Ronson Webb), betraying his girlfriend (model-turned-actress Agyness Deyn), and even trying to con his own mother.
Below the post are stills from the film featuring Buri?, Ferda Coyle and Deyn. Write what you think about this film in the comments section below.