When the Brits do the crime caper, it’s usually good for a laugh. Or at least, a couple of chuckles. Their latest is Roger Donaldson’s “The Bank Job”, starring Jason Statham and Saffron Burrows. The hook? The movie is based on a true story of the 1971 Baker Street bank robbery in London, where the crooks were never caught and not a single dime was recovered.
In September 1971, thieves tunneled into the vault of a bank in London’s Baker Street and looted safe deposit boxes of cash and jewelry worth over three million pounds. None of it was recovered. Nobody was ever arrested. The robbery made headlines for a few days and then disappeared – the result of a ‘D’ Notice, gagging the press. This film reveals what was hidden for the first time. The story involves murder, corruption and a sex scandal with links to the Royal Family – a story in which the thieves were the most innocent people involved.
Starring Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore, Daniel Mays, James Faulkner, and directed by Roger Donaldson.
Make a deposit March 7th, 2008.