Death of a Gentleman : Film review

Starring: Ed Cowan, Lalit Modi, N Srinivasan, Giles Clarke

Directors: Jarrod Kimber, Sam Collins


Arrogance. Entitlement. Corruption. Greed.

Watched a pre-screening of “Death of a Gentleman” on Thursday 23 July at the BFI Southbank.

The movie starts with our heroes (Kimber and Collins) in Australia, making polite enquiries into whether test cricket will survive the advent of T20.  Things get murkier as they dig deeper. Through a series of interviews with top cricket administrators in Australia, India, England and Dubai the movie packages the major events of the last four years into 90 minutes (2011- 2014).  The result is a shocking, vaguely depressing and incredibly brave film.

If you follow cricket, you just sit there with the sickening feeling of knowing what is going to happen next. As director Sam Collins put it, it’s like watching your car slide over a cliff.  In slow motion.

So…here’s what needs to be done.

Watch the film (premieres on 7 August 2015, see the trailer).

Visit www.changecricket.com.

Help take our game back.

5 comments on “Death of a Gentleman : Film review

  1. Hi! Thanks for your comments on my blog, I wonder who else was there that came back and wrote a review! Was a great watch, true eye opener. Also, your Rahane article in one of your earlier posts is really enjoyable!

  2. Hi! Thanks for your comments on my blog, I wonder who else was there that came back and wrote a review! Was a great watch, true eye opener. Also, your Rahane article in one of your earlier posts is really enjoyable!

  3. Hey! Thanks a lot for your comment – there’s a few good reviews floating around, check out this one by Paddy Briggs – http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=f0754f8a72a6b0896fb8d50df&id=8cc0f0c53f&e=65d4d0afeb

    And thanks for reading the Rahane piece – what an under-rated cricketer!

    Cheers

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