Culture Documentary published in 2008 - English narration
A Very British Gangster is an all access film inside one of Britain's most dangerous crime families. For the first time, a gang of contemporary criminals open their lives to reveal a brutal world and an underclass which relies upon gangsters for justice, rather than police.
The film follows the trials and tribulations of Dominic Noonan over three years, as he lurches from criminal trial to criminal trial. Dominic is head of the Noonan crime dynasty, a second generation family of Irish stock. He legally changed his last name to Lattlay Fottfoy, an acronym for the family motto; 'Look after those that look after you, fuck off those that fuck off you'.
Rarely does a film gain such deep access. Director Donal MacIntyre shows us a close-up view of a world embroiled in kidnapping, torture, narcotics and murder. But behind the macho bravado, a poignant world is revealed where a community struggles with poverty, violence and drugs.