The Bank Job

The Bank Job(2008)
a Roger Donaldson film
Jason Statham (Terry Leather)
Saffron Burrows (Martine)

This is a pretty controversial based-on-a-true-story film. But then it serves its purpose to actually expose the truth regarding the bank robbery in Baker Street, London. It is said that the story was not allowed to leak out in the media because part of the stolen valuables from the safe deposit boxes had contents that would disgrace a member of the British Royal family.

Terry involved himself in a plan to rob a bank with Martine, his former girlfriend, to pay for his debts and employed small-time criminals to make an intricate plan possible. What he doesn't know that Martine was doing it for the MI5 (Military Intelligence, Section 5), UK's counter-intelligence and security agency, which were after the contents of a particular safety deposit box containing scandalous photos of prominent people including Princess Margaret.

This is a story of different people coming from different classes of the society who were all placed in compromising circumstances. A group of people who robbed a bank with an intention to just get the money and leave placed their lives in hazard - not just because of the police after them but because they discovered they had with them the secrets of well-known persons who were in desperate measures to have it all back.


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