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From the Archives: The Bank Job (2008)

21 Feb

In 1971, an audacious gang of crooks broke into the vault of the Baker Street branch of Lloyds Bank in London’s affluent Marylebone. It made off with approximately £500,000 (more than £5 million in modern terms), yet this robbery is an almost unknown footnote in the history of London’s notorious criminal past. The mystery and intrigue surrounding this robbery is exactly what director Roger Donaldson’s The Bank Job attempts to uncover, and the film’s premise is certainly salivating stuff: dodgy East End gangsters, depraved politicians, government cover-ups and Royal scandal.

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