Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace star in a gritty, hard-boiled crime drama set in the Brooklyn underworld.
Lonesome Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) works as a bartender in an impoverished part of Brooklyn. He's employed by his cousin Marv (James Gandolfini) - a former crime boss who now finds himself under the thumb of a more ruthless underworld gang. The bar operates as a drop point for cash, which is laundered for Marv's Chechen paymasters. When Bob rescues an injured dog, he meets Nadia (Noomi Rapace) and also encounters the animal's owner, Eric (Matthias Schoenaerts). Matters are complicated when the bar is robbed at gunpoint and a cop (John Ortiz) comes sniffing around. This dark, slow-burning, character-driven thriller is adapted from a short story by 'Mystic River', 'Gone Baby Gone' and 'Shutter Island' writer Dennis Lehane. It's the English language debut of Belgian director Michael R. Roskam, whose first feature, 'Bullhead', was nominated for an Oscar.